Author Archives: lINDSAY

Dry Gluing

We are all familiar with leathering motors and puffers using hot glue and a warm iron. On two occasions we have used a slightly different technique, which might be described as dry gluing.

The Angry Thirds

I have always wondered why organ builders and organ tuners disagree so much about tuning temperaments. Those whose main work is with cathedral organs tend to regard any tuning other than Equal Temperament with disdain, Others, whose main work lies with chamber organs and instruments in less reverberant churches, both here and in America, regard Read more

The Anti Concussion Valve

During the first half of the 19th century, the pipe organ was something quite different to the instruments constructed today. Almost two centuries worth of ingenuity and invention driven by desire and necessity have provided us with a wonderful rich heritage full of curiosities and marvels.

Freemasons Hall, London.

On Saturday 5th March 2016 we were delighted to be given the opportunity of seeing and hearing the Harrison & Harrison restoration of the Henry Willis Instrument. We were treated to a marvelous demonstration of the various stops and the new five stop central section by Andrew Scott FRCO with Ian Bell kindly explaining the Read more

Autumn Meeting 2017

This year John Barnes will organise the 2017 Autumn Meeting in Blackpool commencing on Friday 29th September. Full details regarding costs, hotel and itinerary will follow in due course, but it is anticipated that a visit to the Tower Ballroom will be on Friday about 5.p.m., so bring your dancing shoes.