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Forum: Steamboats & History 07-18-2007, 03:29 PM
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Posted By Alan Bates
The Belle of Louisville's calliope during the...

The Belle of Louisville's calliope during the 1970's had whistles with tuning discs inside the bell. They were threaded to fit the stem. To tune a whistle one had to remove the bell, loosen a lock...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-16-2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 52
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Posted By Alan Bates
Steam entering the side of a whistle valve...

Steam entering the side of a whistle valve casting does not prove that the inside port is also offset. There may have been a mechanical reason for it such as location of a spring, ease of re-seating...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-16-2007, 04:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,154
Posted By Alan Bates
Ye Gods and Little Catfish, Bob! A three-second...

Ye Gods and Little Catfish, Bob!
A three-second delay - that's a lifetime in music. Playing dance band trumpet, if we got a three second rest we told a joke, emptied the spit-valve and yawned.
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