Building the John Smith Organ

by Ed Gaida

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Ed Gaida, in the USA, has built a number of John Smith organs, and has also helped many other builders to complete their organs when they became stuck.  Here, he goes through the steps in the construction of the organ.  His detailed photographs are an excellent source of information.

The double Feeders

The Reservoir

    

Pump Unit installed

Making the Crankshaft

Some Pipes ready for voicing

Top of Organ

Drive Mechanism

Five Pipes installed

Areas cut out for mounting Pipes

Fifteen pipes attached

The completed Front Panel and Pipes

Pipe Panel installed in Organ

Nipples installed

Top view of Organ

Making the Tracker Bar assembly

The completed Organ without Case

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