WORKING TEXT OF THE BRASSWIND TERMINOLOGY WORKING GROUP

Diagram of the Disc Valve ("Patent Lever Valve")

a = main tubing
b = valve slide
c = fixed disc
d = rotating disc
e = bows attached to rotating disc, leading air either into main tubing or valve slide
f = spring box with enclosed clock spring
g = tension-regulating disc for clock spring
h = push rod and touch piece
i = "finger" driving rotating disc round when touch piece is depressed, also serving as stop arm
k = cork stop (inside fixed disc)

See also photograph of a disc valve


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