Glasgow, Kelvinside, St Bride’s Episcopal Church
Hill 1865, H&H 1882, Mirrlees 1903, MacKenzie 1972
2 manual 19 stops.
Complete Restoration. Completed Mar 2018
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All pipework will be cleaned and that of 4ft and less will be washed. All stoppers checked, refitted and greased, as necessary. Damaged pipes will be repaired. Swell Oboe – New bass resonators and better support created at a higher level. The reed stops cleaned and repaired where necessary. Review of Swell Mixture to establish a composition more in keeping with the Victorian origins of the instrument. Front pipes resprayed in agreed colour. Once re-assembled, the speech and balance of the pipework will be checked, and the organ tuned.
Manual keys cleaned and repaired. Swell pedal re-faced and composition pedals overhauled and wear in mechanism adjusted. Stop action at the console will be re-bushed and the engraving of stop knobs re-filled.
Soundboards & Actions
Overhaul of all soundboards including grouting the bars and re-finishing the tables. All pallets will be refaced.
Complete overhaul of the actions and their components. Some new trackers will be made. Any broken or poorly-wound trackers will be repaired and all buttons replaced with new leather. All cloth washers will be renewed. The stop action components will be re-bushed and re-centered and all wear in the mechanism taken up. Re-work of the swell pedal mechanism to ensure that the box can be kept closed.
Reservoir to be re-leathered. The Great Organ concussion bellows, the tremulant, and Great Organ wooden wind trunk will be re-leathered. A new wooden trunk, in traditional style, will be made for the Pedal Open Wood.
Swell box checked during re-installation. Re-line the box once it is back in-situ.