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Reed organs and harmoniums / Pressure Harmonium winding!
« on: April 10, 2017, 06:08:33 PM »
I have just acquired a nice Trayser harmonium, hopefully to use in a performance of the Rossini Petite Messe.  All is well, and at pitch, in the upper half, but the feeders need re-leathering, and possibly the gussets of the reservoir.

Does anyone know of someone out there who does such repairs at a sensible price i.e. not something resembling a telephone number?! It looks a reasonably straightforward job, but I was just wondering....

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FOR SALE and WANTED / Peter Collins Chamber/House /Practice organ for sale
« on: December 02, 2016, 03:00:28 PM »
A dramatic change in personal circumstances force the sale of my pride and joy house organ.
I have listed it on Ebay and had a number of 'tyre kickers'.  T break even , I am looking for 5k, for which you will have a going concern, and will not heed to pay for an organ builder to dismantle in order to remove.

It was originally made in 1974, and Peter Collins altered the mixture in 1998.
 The dimensions are:
6' (just under) wide for main structure
27" deep
15" projection of keyboard
6'5.5" tall

Beautiful soft tone on flues, and lovely tracker touch.

Discus blower to side - it just pushes up, and concave radiating pedals, permanently coupled

With the keyboard removed it will go through a standard house internal door.
Removal of keyboard just requires the  removal of a single button for each note. All metal pipes are tin and the 8' flute has solid oak basses ( in towers to side).
Sitting to the rear, as it were, you do not get pipework blasting in your face from every direction, and it is a joy to play.

16' Dulzian to pedals
8' Rohr Flute
4' principal
2' gemshorn split
iii rank mixture (split)
The previous owner had the mixture re modelled as a cornet thing. I had intended to get it revoiced......

It is on castors, so will move around a room with ease. For removal, you will need a big plank, a piano trolley and a Renault low loader.

I moved it will all pipes attached with no issues. Viewing at Ross-on-Wye, Southern end of M50

Viewing welcome by arrangement. Collins made several similar organs, illustrated in the Classical Organ in Britain....books.

A rather lovely instrument for the price of a  dreadful new Asian piano or electronic
job of no great distinction........or indeed a fraction af the cost of a builder having to dismanthe and re-assemble!

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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Peter Collins Chamber organ on Ebay
« on: November 10, 2016, 03:05:11 PM »
Sadly, this is mine. Very much a going concern, but an imminent change of personal circumstance means that someone else will gain the benefit. If anyone is interested, plase do not bid on Ebay but give me a shout via this excellent site.....

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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Palace Yard Nicks on Ebay
« on: October 06, 2016, 05:34:35 PM »
291901273238 on Ebay looks like a Palace Yard Nicholson buried in 'new' casework, at Bridgend.
Surely someone can rescue it? Why on earth can they not just leave it there?

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Ebay 191948231024 lists a lot of pipework in Liphook. NPOR gives no clue as to origin, but already dismantled.  More info when and if seller answers enquiry.......

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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Chamber organ on Ebay
« on: August 24, 2015, 11:35:44 AM »
Regency chamber organ listed on Ebay - looks well worth saving 281774430045 if the Ebay number

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