I have a somewhat distant musium with a C-450 (18th century console) that has the horn broken from the post mounts. A few years ago while on location, I soldered it the best I could but somehow it has broken loose again. My question is Will the horn assembly from a LC-38 fit. I am about to part this machine out and could bring the whole assembly next time I venture that direction.
The LC has a small horn and as I do not remember the size of the C-450. If both small, would they be the same size? I also could consider an S-19 which could be available to me for consideration.
The LC-38 used a #100 horn (the smallest standard size), and the C-450, as a "Laboratory Model", used the largest size, the #250.
It might be helpful to include photos of the damaged areas, and a description of what methods you used to solder them: there might be a better way to repair them.
If you are going to replace the entire horn assembly, it would be best to get one from a larger model. Fortunately, C-250 and C-19 models are fairly common: if you can find a parts machine with the horn intact, that is your best bet.
Last Edit: Dec 10, 2015 4:41:29 GMT -5 by lucius1958
I had the same problem with my William and Mary Console that uses a 250 horn.. I wouldn't want the smaller horn in it even if it would fit, you loose a lot of tone quality.
I went to the local farm supply type store and got a epoxy type metal repair that was the strongest they had, I don't recall the name but you mixed the two parts an then clamped it for at least 24 hours. That was several years ago and its never tried to come apart. If you have solder on the joint though it may no longer fit together properly. Maybe you can heat it an get the solder to run off then apply the epoxy as by the directions.