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Practical Organ Building

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W. E. Dickson

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ISBN-13/EAN: 978-0-9528184-4-1
ISBN-10: 0-9528184-4-2
Title: Practical Organ Building
Author: W. E. Dickson
Price: €29.95
Description: This book offers a concise step-by-step description of the building of a chamber pipe-organ. Precise instructions on the tasks needed in building a one or two manual pipe organ, including the tools needed, the making of a stopped diapason rank, the sound-boards, wind-chests, bellows, action, and a section on village church organs.
Pages: x 143
Availability: In Stock
Format: Hard Back (Library Quality Cloth) A5
Illustrations: 59 b&w
Published: 1997, rev. 2011
Language: English
Publisher: Bardon Enterprises
Sample Page: PDF
Cover: Cover

Biography of Rev W. E. Dickson

Dickson, Rev. William Edward. B.A. (Cantab, 1846), M.A. (Cantab, 1851). Ordained, 1846; precentor of Ely Cathedral, 1858. b. Richmond, Yorkshire, England, 1823; d. Ely, Dec. 25th, 1910.

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Reviews:

“Far more interesting than may at first appear from the titles and authors” - Dr Brian Hicks - The Organ, Autumn 1997

 

CONTENTS

Fontispiece

CHAPTER I. PLANT AND MATERIALS
The Workshop - Tools - Lathe - Materials.
CHAPTER II. THE STOPPED DIAPASON
Tablature, or Names of Notes - Lengths of Pipes - Parts of Stopped Pipe - The Scale - Two Methods of making Wooden Pipes - Some Varieties of Pipes - Old English Organs.
CHAPTER III. THE SOUND-BOARD
Dimensions of Organs - Construction of Sound-board - Channels - Sliders - Plantations of Pipes - Bars - Bearers - Upper Boards - Rack-boards.
CHAPTER IV. THE SOUND-BOARD - (Continued.)
Grooving - Boring Holes - Conducting-boards - Conveyances.
CHAPTER V. THE WIND-CHEST
Running of Wind - Blacklead used - Pallets - Leather for pallets - Springs - How to make them - Pull-downs - Drilling - Brass Plate - Front-board.
CHAPTER VI. THE BELLOWS, TRUNKS, AND FRAME
Shape of Bellows - Valves or Clacks - Cummins's Improvements - Counter-balances - The Cuckoo-feeder - Hydraulic-power Engines - Trunks - The Frame - Its general Dimensions-Hollow Frame-work - Blowing Pedal - Blowing Lever.
CHAPTER VII. PLANTATION OF PIPES
Pipe-feet - Rack-pins - Symmetry.
CHAPTER VIII. THE ACTION
Definitions - Back-fall - Bridge - Square - Sticker - Tracker-Tapped Wires -Cloths - Buttons - Rollers - Roller-boards - Principle of Organ-action - Fan-frame - Keys - Roller-frame - Double Sound-board Action - Thump-ing-board.
CHAPTER IX. VOICING AND TUNING
Metal Pipes - Their Construction - Nicking - Voicing - The Wind-gauge - De-fects in Pipes - Temperament - Regulation.
CHAPTER X. THE DRAW-STOPS
Four Methods of drawing the Stops described - Levers - Bell-cranks - Trundles - Iron Trundles.
CHAPTER XI. PEDALS
Their Compass - Dimensions - Springs - Dip - Connection with Key-board -Removable Pedal-board.
CHAPTER XII. TWO MANUAL ORGANS
Remarks on the Swell-organ - Organs with Great and Choir-Borrowing in Two-manual Organs - Chamber Organ by Schmidt - The Swell-box - Its Construc-tion - The Swell-action - Reed-stops - Manual Couplers - Rising and Falling Bridges -Pedal (couplers - Old Method of Coupling - A Combination Manual - The Pedal Sub-bass of l6-feet Tone - Scale - Wind-valve for Pedal Chest -Violoncello Stop - Terzo Mano.
CHAPTER XIII. VILLAGE CHURCH ORGANS
Principles of Construction - Suggestions for Designs - Objections noticed - Care of Old Organs

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