Bellows coming out on a shallow trolley.
Some of the rubbish inside the organ!
Starting to reassemble the bellows. Starting with the ribs (24 July)
Partly reassembled reservoir (25 July)
Fully releathered reservoir (30 July, after a three day break - after one of the hottest weeks of the year!)
Reinstalling the reservoir into the organ case (31 July)
Collapsed principal pipes.
Collapse principal pipes from above
The original diaocton mechanism and pipes is still present - a Holdich speciality.
With the releathered reservoir and a more modern blower the organ was finally capable of making a reasonable sound. However, the pipework and mechanism still needs quite a bit of attention before the organ can be restored to something like its original sound. Chapter 2 will follow when time and money are available..