Smaller projects 2020

We give the same attention to detail to all projects that we undertake, large and small.  Some of the smaller projects undertaken / to be undertaken in 2020 are listed here.

COMPLETED
BIRMINGHAM – ST MARTIN-IN-THE-BULLRING

IV/67 1906 Harrison & Harrison / 1955 John Compton Organ Co. / 2001 Nicholson & Co.

– repairs to collapsing pipework in Solo Organ

BURY, LANCASHIRE – BURY PARISH CHURCH

III/48 1913 Jardine & Co. / 1950 John Compton Organ Co. / 1982 AJ&L Taylor / 2007 Nicholson & Co.

– repairs to Great Organ soundboard.

CLEHONGER, HEREFORDSHIRE – ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH

II/14 1936 Ingram & Co.

– restoration of rainwater-damaged Pedal Organ pneumatic touch box, and disconnection, removal, cleaning, partial restoration, and re-installation of Pedal Organ chest to facilitate repairs to adjacent wall.

DUNDEE – DUNDEE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

III/29 1901 J. Miller (rebuild of earlier instrument by D&T Hamilton) / 1955 Rushworth & Dreaper

– restoration of all three charge pneumatic soundboard underactions, repairs to collapsing Swell Organ reeds and pedal touchbox

LONDON – ST MARY’S RC CHURCH, CHELSEA

II/24 1964 J.W. Walker & Sons

– overhauling blower and re-winding blower motor

SOLIHULL – ST ALPHEGE CHURCH

III/42 1809 Elliott & Co. / 1856/68 Edward Brosswood / 1888 Hill & Son / 1936 Hill, Norman & Beard / 1978/1989/2014/2015 Nicholson & Co.

Replacement of all electro-pneumatic slider machines with slider solenoids

CURRENT
BIRMINGHAM – ST AGATHA’S CHURCH, SPARKBROOK

III/37 1960 Nicholson & Co.

– new transmission and piston capture system, restoration of pedalboard, replacement of drawstop solenoids.

KIMBOLTON, HEREFORDSHIRE – CHURCH OF ST JAMES THE GREAT

II/16 1984 George Sixsmith & Son

– comprehensive programme of repairs: improvements to maintenance safety, reconstruction of expression box, re-leathering motors, replacing felts, replacing transistors, repair and re-leathering of schwimmers, general cleaning.

FORTHCOMING
LONGBOROUGH, GLOUCESTERSHIRE – ST JAMES’ CHURCH

II/9 1903 Nicholson & Co.

– cleaning and repair of all pipework, cleaning of whole organ, regulation of mechanical key action, restoration of pneumatic pedal chest, and repairs to console woodwork.

SALTAIRE, YORKSHIRE – VICTORIA HALL

Three-manual, 12-rank 1937 Wurlitzer

When this organ was removed from its original home in the Gaumont cinema in Oldham in 1961, the bottom four resonators of the Diaphone 16′ were not retained, and were replaced with new that have never proved satisfactory.  We are pleased to have been commissioned by the Cinema Organ Society to manufacture four new mitred resonators in solid tulipwood, to be scaled and made as exact replicas of surviving Wurlitzer examples.