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Just had the pleasure of playing a 2 manual and pedal full tracker instrument in the above tin tabernacle. Far above the size and quality you would expect in such a building. Six flues (up to fifteenth) and a reed on the Great; seven (including a double) and a reed on the Swell. Some of the stops split treble/bass. Possibly late 19th century; fine clear sound. No clue as to maker, with the exception of W on the weights.

 

Walkers would have been JW (would they?) so does this give any useful clue as to the maker?

 

Any suggestions gratefully received!

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Just had the pleasure of playing a 2 manual and pedal full tracker instrument in the above tin tabernacle. Far above the size and quality you would expect in such a building. Six flues (up to fifteenth) and a reed on the Great; seven (including a double) and a reed on the Swell. Some of the stops split treble/bass. Possibly late 19th century; fine clear sound. No clue as to maker, with the exception of W on the weights.

 

Walkers would have been JW (would they?) so does this give any useful clue as to the maker?

 

Any suggestions gratefully received!

 

Possibly Wadsworth - we have lots of their old bellows weights, they have "W" on tri-partite tablets, often with two holes in them - at opposite corners. Does this fit the description Patrick?

 

DW

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Possibly Wadsworth - we have lots of their old bellows weights, they have "W" on tri-partite tablets, often with two holes in them - at opposite corners. Does this fit the description Patrick?

 

DW

 

Thanks for your response, David. Tripartite tablets is right - the "W" is at the centre of each section (so three "W"s to each tablet). I didn't notice any holes.

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