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Fort Street Pouches

Our current main project is refurbishing the large four-manual organ at Fort Street Presbyterian in Detroit. Built in 1915 by the Wangerin company of Milwaukee,the organ needed quite a lot of work by 2013. We have fitted the 1953 Moller console with four English keyboards, and installed a solid state switching system. The leather pouches for the facade pipes and the large Pedal offset chests had deteriorated, and we are currently replacing all those pouches. Note the attempts at repair of the pouches in the attached photo. The next phase will be to rebuild the primaries for the Swell and Great chests, and by the end of this year this major Detroit pipe organ will have a new lease on life.