The Scrap Organ

It was the first spring-like day in Cavan today. It was a day for outdoors. Since I was off today I decided to tackle the old Doherty organ I saved from a skip. It has been out the back of my house since last November. There is no reed organ which can’t contribute spare parts to help save other organs in better condition and more desirable. There are dozens of screws, reeds, guide pins, pallet valves and springs. Pitmans, key tops and key fronts among many other valuable parts. It isn’t really possible to authentically restore an organ without a healthy supply of old parts.
See below some pictures of and organ which will never play again but will give life to many others. Click on the picture to move to the next one.