Posted 5 years ago
As this item is NOT my own personal property, unlike everything else I show here. Instead, this is simply "what I actually do for a living" (at least for much of the last 1.5yrs or so in this case) which is now nearing its final completion (thus official acceptance, thus final *big* check to my employers) which will ultimately end up being the property of South Main Baptist Church in Houston, TX.
The gold colored organ pipes and their immediate surrounding structure (of black walnut) in the first pics are all brand new (as of yesterday, literally!) and are only the "front" of the entire instrument, the vast majority of its working parts are out of view behind the (ca. 1925) grillework, occupying a sorta U-shaped space roughly 20' deep and 30' high all the way around. The final installation of most all *that* has taken place during recent months, after first being built at our shop then transported and reassembled onsite.
3rd pic is a closer view of the 'Console", where the organist sits and ultimately operates all that stuff upstairs behind the grillework. Its outer cabinet is also black walnut, the playing keyboards and controls are of rosewood and polished cowbone with polished brass metal hardware.
Last pic is a "before" pic (of a large framed photo hanging in their choir room) showing what we replaced, which existed there from sometime in the early 1980's (?) until now. (and also showing some of what they otherwise spent their recent few years and many million $$ redoing/restoring, with the rest of the room)
Sorry the pics aren't better, I haven't had a moment yet to try to take any with a real camera vs. the phonecam. (which doesn't much like their TV lights, it seems...?)