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powder, etc., to enable troops to stage impromptu theatricals.
(See fig. 4 and app., par. 6.)
f. Each section is responsible for all kits assigned to it.
22. CARE OF EQUIPMENT. a. Kit "B-1" (AN/TIQ-2).
Instruction as to care and maintenance of the Public Address
and Radio Kit is contained in the pamphlet of the manufacturer
found in each kit.
b. Kit "D". (1) Band Instruments. The care and repair
of band instruments is covered by FM 28-5 and TM 20250.
(2) Pianos. The specifications covering the pianos supplied
to Special Service Companies insure a sturdy and well-made
instrument. The mechanism of the piano, however, must
have good care. The following rules should be carefully
(a) Keep the piano away from hot steam pipes, stoves,
registers, or radiators.
(b) Maintain an even temperature for the piano if possible,
avoiding sudden changes from hot to cold and direct drafts.
(c) Although the piano is specially treated for tropical
climates, frequent inspection should be made of the mechanism
in order to remove mildew and excess dampness.
(d) Keep the case and keyboard clean and free from dust
(e) Clean the interior of the piano by frequently using
soft damp rags and soft dust brush for the purpose.
(f) While extensive regulation of the key action may not
be practicable in the field, it is important that the action be
free and without undue looseness. A mixture of one-half
alcohol and one-half water, applied with a thin piece of soft
wool to the guide pins so that a small drop of the mixture
may be released, should relieve the binding. Tighten all
screws in the action and frame. Lightly oil working parts of
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