Further details of the organ: (pictures to follow)
Holt 2MP/8 Reed Organ number 1532
Principal 4' Oboe 8' (derived?)
Dulciana 8' (derived) Flute 4'
Open Diapason 8' Cornopean 8’
Hohl Flute 8' Lieblich Gedacht 8'
Stopped Diapason 8'
Bourdon 16' (derived) Swell Super
Open Diapason 16' Swell-Great
2x 61 note manuals, 30 note pedals, usual Holt style
1x balanced swell pedal
1x pedal for RH treadle (not connected)
hand pump handle
electric blower (B.O.B.) – slow startup
The organ has a light oak case as seen in the photos. It has hinged panels on the lid which can be propped open. Whilst most of the stop names (with the exception of the Stopped Diapason) are normal for a Holt of this period (around 1933), the Swell suboctave coupler is very unusual. There is no 16' manual rank, which is also most unusual for a reed organ. The next picture shows the rear of the instrument, the Swell key action, pedal coupler action, LH stop action and secondary reservoir for Swell reed chest. The Swell super and sub octave couplers are at the front, above the Swell reed chest, super at the front and sub at the rear pushing down on the pitmans.
The blower (British Organ Blower, Stevenson, Derby) works well and produces plenty of wind (actually suction in this case) but has a slow startup (up to 3-4 minutes) and would benefit from a motor overhaul.
Optimum footprint (to allow space around the back if necessary, and the blower) is approx 2m x 2m.