The Pipe Organ Page

        fig 1
  This is the Sanctuary, showing the left and right Organ Chambers at the front of the room.
If you find the large wood detail on the wall, on either side of the stain glass window, these are the grill work and the swell shutters are directly behind that. The chambers are behind swell shutters.
  These can open and close, providing some volume control from the chamber rooms to the main room.
  The Pulpit is on the left, and the choir area is on the right, and the Organ Keyboards are just to the right of that.
  The center of the ceiling is at least 25 feet high, and this design was needed for fitting all of the large pipes.
  The back of the chamber has several layers of sound proofing, and is approximately 10 inches thick.

        fig 2
Here is a close up of the grill work. The pipe chamber is on the other side of this.

        fig 3
One of many control boards is on the right. Each connection was soldered with using a Catholic Candle; for the flux necessary in the soldering process. Behind this is the main table; and the swell shutter is just peeking through on the right.
  On the left is a smaller table with an air hose going up into it. When a solenoid opens the pipe plays a sound. Two large, German built, blower motors are down below the Organ pipes.
  A set of wood pipes is in the distance, and the door to the chamber is just behind that.

        fig 4
  This set is in the chamber on the right, the door is just inches to the left.
The set of wood pipes is just behind the photographer, (see fig 3).
  A group of extra pipes in the corner, ready for the call of duty, if needed.

        fig 5
This is in the chamber on the right, a close up on the main table.

        fig 6
Another picture of the main table. The swell shutter is just out of the picture on the left.
  A control board in the distance.

        fig 7
Main Table, a slight different angle.

        fig 8
Main table, with woods along the back wall.

        fig 9
Main table, opposite end; with the swell shutters on the right.

        fig 10
Now going to the left chamber, this is of the small back table, with the main larger table on the right, and the larger base pipes on the left. The cloth ties keep the pipe upright, while not hampering their characteristic resonance.

        fig 11
This is just in front of the main table

        fig 12
This is just in front of the main table, with some base pipes on the right.

        fig 13
This is just in front of the main table. You can see a handle to the right, which is part of the very narrow stairway going up to the chamber.

        fig 14
Main table close up, with chimes in the back.

        fig 15
Small table on the left, main table on the right, and the chimes in the back.

        fig 16
Here is a close up of the chimes. The name of this is called the "Peterson Cathedral Chime." The yellow item on the top is an electromagnet; there is another one behind, and you might see it peeking through, just below, the one at the right, (in the dark back there). The combination of the two ring the chime.

        fig 17
A picture of the main table on the left.

        fig 18
A close up of the main table, the chimes in the back, the small table on the left, and base pipes along the wall.

No one is allowed in the pipe chambers, since stomping around detunes the pipes very easily.
This pipe organ was originally from a church in Albany Oregon, and was assembled here in 19xx.