I stopped by the church on Friday, January 22 to check out the progress on the organ restoration/removal. There were 5 or 6 technicians working diligently to take our Skinner organ apart for transport to their location. I asked one of them about their work and was told that they are removing every part of the organ for the restoration. They were working to carefully dismantle all of the parts in the great and the swell (where the pipes are to the right and left of the console). I joked and asked what they do when they put it back together if they find they have extra pieces (there are A LOT of pieces) and he told me that they label every part as to where it goes back in, including the screws! And I thought a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle was difficult) Here are some pics of the pipes and pieces already removed and ready for trucking back to they location.
And thank you to Jim F (at least I am assuming he did this) for fortifying the stained glass window aera to the left of the pulpit area so the heat does not escape!
Have a great week! I will do my best to get back to the church for another update next week – Foley Baker are to finish their removal work by then.