I have been asked to work on 2 Harpsichords by Earl Russell, formerly of Mount Union College in Ohio. One is at a church and the other at home. Unfortunately they are about an 1 ½ hour away, so I want to get as much information as possible about his instruments before I go there so that I have the appropriate materials with me.
Does anyone have experience with his instruments and can you tell me if he worked with modern steel wire or the reproduction steel/iron/red brass/yellow brass? The instruments are a double 2X8' and a double 2X8", 1X4'. The owner is trying to get information about the scaling but if anyone has any information from your experience I would very much appreciate it.
The University of Akron