Jinny releathering shade bumpers.
the pipes always play at one volume
in the pipe chambers, "loud",
the shades control the volume
of the organ for the audience
by acting like a door. When the
shades are open the organ sound
is loud, when they are closed
the organ is quiet. They shade
bumpers prevent the shades from
making a banging sound when they
Forrest of wood organ pipes
filling whole room.
These are some of the largest
wood pipes in the organ. They
are are up to 16 feet long. Shown
from left to right are flute/tibia
and diaphone. They produce very
low sounds that can shake you
in your seat like a subwoofer
on a modern home theatre system.
Karen cuts leather like it
was pizza !
Leather is used for many of the
pneumatics (kind of like a bellows)
in a theatre organ. It lasts a
long time, it is flexible, and
easy to work with.
4 of 14 (!) releathered regulators
very carefully stacked.
Regulators work with tremulants
and the blower to "regulate"
the air pressure supplied to the
pipes. The large regulators shown
here are about 3 x 4 feet.
Hunting for screws.
Shade motors are being attached
here with screws. The screws are
inside the motor. (It is very
dark in there)
It is alive !! breaths air,
and moves too !
Here the shade motors are being
checked for leaks by connecting
it to an air supply and opening
valves letting air blow up the
motors. (seen puffed up in this
picture) The white material is