Component parts of Bourdon pipe
Mouth and chamfer being formed
Windway having been filed.
Back and sides glued to block
Front ready to be glued on
Melody pipe blocks being made.
Completed pipe blocks fitted to windchest.
Windchest having channel bars glued in.
Main pouch board, drilled and sealed.
Pouches being fitted.
Bass windchest pouch board.
Secondary valves assembled in main windchest.
Completed secondary valve chest, minus front cover board.
Stop sliders at operating end.
Close up of slider in "on" position.
35 note crankshaft.
Primary valve ready for leathering.
Primary valve after leathering.
Completed primary valve with valve stem and outer valve.
Primary valves being glued into valve chest.
Bellows boards, reservoir frame and reservoir top.
Card stiffeners glued onto bellows leather.
Feeders being leathered.
One feeder complete.
Preparing to leather reservoir.
Both feeders complete.
Inside flap valves and stop block for reservoir top board..
Reservoir top board hinged to bellows frame.
Completed bellows unit.
Internal flap valve on feeder centre board.
Rear flap valve.
Centre board leather hinge.
Tuning book showing temperament tuning section..
Tuning book showing test section.
Drive rollers before being rubber coated.
Drive rollers after being rubber coated.
Grooved brass roller.
Underside of keyframe showing tubing connectors.
Rear of keyframe showing bridge hinges.
Front of keyframe showing bridge raised.
Stop controls at rear of organ.
Pipework being installed.
Bass windchest showing tubing, pouches, and valves.
Reservoir relief valve in foreground, and bellows springs, action tubing and main supply tubing.
To the left can be seen the 3 rods that operate the stop sliders.
Top bearing block of con rods.
The finished 35 keyless organ.
"Old Faithful", my glue pot---
---and it's contents!!!
Vaccuum operated pouch setter.
Details of lifting handles and stop knobs
Case being assembled
Reservoir relief valve.
Teatime!!! What I have to put up with every afternoon at 3pm.
Windway having been blackleaded ready for cap to be fitted.
Finished bourdon pipe.
Page Last Updated - 26/10/2009
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