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This early 1900's Pilcher tracker organ was removed from its original home at Trinity CME in downtown Augusta after the church was compelled to move and build at another location.
Many of the trackers had been broken and replaced with coat hangers. The original pipework was all intact and in good working condition. An electric blower had been added to the organ, but the original hand pump lever was also still in place.
The facade pipes had been repainted many times through the years. Specialists carefully removed all the layers to get to the original paint. They were able to then recreate the original patterns and pigments in order to restore the facade to its original beauty.
All organ parts were carefully disassembled, and restored, using the materials that were originally used in its construction.
The organ was re-installed as the focal point of the chapel at their new location.
1906 Pilcher & Sons - Two Manuals, Ten Ranks
8' Open Diapason, 61 pipes
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Marc Conley adjusting a pipe mouth of the ornately stenciled facade pipes of the restored Pilcher tracker organ after reinstallation.
Restoration specialist, Keith Miller, working on reconstruction of parts for the Pilcher tracker organ.
Closeup photo of drawknobs.
Front of Pilcher tracker organ.
Pilcher tracker in shop during restoration.
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