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Ed Stout in the organ shop, in front of the partially reassembled console of the St. Paul's Burlingame Skinner we just finished rebuilding.
The pipe organ is a big box of whistles. Each pipe sits on top of a hollow wind chest that is filled with compressed air provided by a bellows or blower. Each ‘stop’ at the organ console represents a set of pipes (a rank) of a particular tone color, with a different pipe for every note on the keyboard. Pulling the stop activates a slider under that specific set of pipes on the windchest, making them available as a sound-source. The wind chest also contains a series of valves (pal
More pipework in the California Theatre Wurlitzer, which we maintain.
Ed Stout and the San Jose California Theatre Wurlitzer's pipework.