NEWS FROM KA
We accept payments by credit card which makes paying easier for many customers, especially those in other countries.
We also accept payments in U.S. Dollars. Please advise us at the time of ordering if you wish to pay in Dollars so that we can supply a conversion figure with the invoice.
It is our continuous and ongoing policy at Kimber Allen to improve existing products, and to introduce new items.
On this page you will find details of recent changes and our latest projects.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE NOW CLOSE FROM 1.00 PM ON FRIDAY AFTERNOONS.
You can view or download our catalogue online, see "Catalogue PDF Download " page.
BARREL THUMB PISTONS WITH REED SWITCHES & NEW 'GOLF TEE' TYPE, IVORINE, THUMB PISTON UNIT HEADS
We now have available, to order, 5/8" and 3/4" head, single touch, BTP Units fitted with reed switch contacts. These are based on our standard BTP bodies and caps and have the same mounting and overall length. These are supplied with flying leads attached.
We are also now offering 3/4" diameter, 'golf Tee' type Thumb Piston Unit heads, machined from Ivorine. These are our Ref. No. FS128.
Pictures of the above can be seen on Catalogue page 2 of this site.
Please contact us for further details.
TRANSFORMER / RECTIFIER UNITS
We regret that due to supply issues we are no longer supplying any Transformer/Rectifier Units.
A.D. VERTICAL PALLET MAGNETS
The 24 Volt A.D. Pallet Magnets have now been re-engineered to provide a much stronger action, whilst all of the AD range will soon benefit from a quieter action, with the addition of a higher grade leather pallet.
The Slider Solenoid can now be ordered with a precision engineered action for smoother and quieter movement.
In addition to our 80 core cable we now have available 65 core cable. Price on application.
4mm GREEN FELT FS572
After some quality problems with the MA18 green 4mm felt used on our standard pallets, this has now been replaced with MA25 white felt in order to achieve consistency in thicknes and density.
GRAINED IVORINE TABS
We are no longer able to obtain the grained Ivorine material from which we manufacture our tabs. As such we are changing to a cast resin material which has been in use in the organ building trade for some time. Inevitably this will mean that matching with existing items may not always be exact.
WOODEN KEYBOARDS, BELLOWS UNITS & PNEUMATIC MOTORS
We now offer wooden keyboards and a range of single and double rise bellows, and primary action motors. There ia also a releathering service available. See dedicated pages for pictures and consult our price list for details of range available.
We are now offering a 70 ohm version of our standard Chest Magnet for use on higher wind pressures. These are the same price as the standard 140 ohm unit. Both chest Magnets can be supplied in corrosion resistant form to order.
GOLD CLAD WIRE GS109/02
Due to supply problems theb 6ft straight lengths of this material will not be available for the forseable future. We are still able to supply our gold wire contact assemblies.
MUSIC DESK HOOKS
Due to lack of demand we are now only offering these items in polished and lacquered, brass finish.
WOODEN DRAWSTOP KNOBS
Wooden Drawstop Knobs with Ivorine inserts are now available in maple, rosewood or african hardwood. Also available are roswewood drawstop rods.
REED SWITCH TOE PISTONS
All reed switch Toe Pistons now have adjustable reed switch switching position.
NEW BRASS TOE PISTONS
Now available, on a made to order basis, are solid brass, turned, Toe Pistons. These can be fitted with either our standard mechanical, phosphor bronze contacts or a reed switch contact which is adjustable for switching position. Please see photograph on K-A Products Page 2. Please contact us for price and delivery details which will be based on quantities required.
All of our Drawstop Solenoids are now supplied as standard in satin black finish.
Hard felt armature bearings and graphite coated centre tubes are used on all of our Drawstop Solenoids. Together these give improved feel and quietness to the action.
Centre mounting flanges are available for 1" (25mm) stroke units, and these can be positioned to your requirements. New push in multi-connectors can be fitted as optional extra's on all models.
Please see Drawstop Solenoid page for further details.
From June 2014, after extensive technical development, our 3/4" Compound Magnet will have much increased repetition rates.
Standard units are now 3/4" and 9/16", 1/2" units are no longer available. These are all manufactured using the same design of rigid, glass filled nylon moulded base and cap. We have retained the use of leather for the valves and diaphragm in these units to ensure reliability and long service life.
Samples are available and can be orderd under these order codes FS299, 3/4" and FS230, 9/16".
As the 1/2" and 9/16" units are physically the same size, and share the same footprint, and the 9/16" unit conducts a larger volume of air, we no longer offer the 1/2" unit and will substitute the 9/16" unit if 1/2" are ordered.
As always you will find the price of these units to be extremely competitive. Both sizes are available in 24 volt format. All units are supplied with hinged armatures.
For further details view the dedicated Compound Magnet page.
HEAVY DUTY LEVER MAGNET
Our Heavy Duty Lever Magnet (see Products page 1 on this site for picture) has been substantially modified. The main points of the modifications are as follows:-
Improved, bushed, self lubricating bearing.
Increased magnet strength by reduction in power loss through friction and by the use of a coil return spring.
New fixing hole positions for easier mounting (original holes retained for retrofitting).
Easy and positive adjustment by use of plated steel screw and lock nut.
Quieter action by use of optional cork mounting gasket.