Hugo de Smet from Wetteren in Belgium is active in the field of household eviction.
Over the years, he has developed a good sense of objects worth preserving. This old neglected organ caught his eye, and he decided to keep it, clean it up a bit, and place an ad looking for candidates.
That's how we got in touch. The organ was professionally packed and transported by Hugo.
The start of a long restoration...
The organ was a home for some squirrels :)
Two weeks later:
First impression after wake-up. Most tones are there, but with a rolling R, like a grizzly bear singing....
Special thanks to Ondřej for helping me :)
Have an impression here:
One belt of the generator broke, and I had to make a new one: Just one meter of double sewn satin ribbon, less than 1 Euro.
Enough to give the generator a new drive :)
The amplifier is a complete mess. Previous owners raped this beautiful composition of basic electrical elements.
For now I just use the pre amp, and first focus on repair of a lot of small damages to the system.
After restoration of most technical parts and connections, the result becomes audible ...
to be continued...