Guest Cynic Posted September 26, 2007 Share Posted September 26, 2007 A few days ago, I was chatting about a little organ that once came to me in bits. It had been professionally installed for a friend who had since moved on. The curiosity that amused me was that instead of the bellows being releathered when it was installed, the organbuilder [who worked for a non-Mander firm who shall remain nameless] had painted the old leather white. Why? you ask. Now, at any distance, the effect of painting the leather white is to make it look as if it has been newly re-leathered. Mind you, one would imagine that a coat of paint upon leather would be more likely to cause trouble in the future. That and, let's be honest, this is a shoddy trick. I could be called a bodge-artist when it comes to cheap and cheerful patch-up jobs but this is ridiculous. The reason I mention this, apart from telling you all what some of the official trade can get up to, is to say has anyone else met this? My friend says one firm does/did it all the time! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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