Builder: Evans & Barr Ltd, Belfast c.1925 Console type: Detached Stop controls: Drawstop Pedals type: Concave & radiating Action Key: Tubular pneumatic Stop: Tubular pneumatic Temperament: Tuning (a'): 440 Hz Wind supply: Three stage bellows and mechanical feeder mechanism, crankshaft and worm drive (in separate oil baths) driven by Bull 6hp DC motor (110v 24amp). Rheostatic speed control with mechanical linkage to main feeder reservoir. DC provided by Crompton Parkinson motor generator set (located in tower); 5 3/4hp 3 phase AC motor (6.75 amp) with direct shaft drive to DC 110v 27amp generator. Comments: This is the only remaining mechanical feeder blowing plant in Northern Ireland (as far as we know). Motor generator set is started by a multistage rotary rheostat starter handle mounted on the console - this is marked to indicate to the user that the handle must be advanced over its full travel in a minimum time span of 5 seconds. Specification: I Choir (Enclosed) Lieblich Gedacht 8 Dolce 8 Viol d'Orchestra 8 Harmonic Flute 4 Flautina 2 Orchestral Clarionet 8 Tremulant II Great Double Open Diapason 16 Bourdon 16 Open Diapason Major 8 Open Diapason Minor 8 Claribel Flute 8 Stop Diapason 8 Dulciana 8 Principal 4 Wald Flute 4 Fifteenth 2 Mixture III Tromba 8 III Swell (Enclosed) Lieblich Bourdon 16 Violin Diapason 8 Stop Diapason 8 Echo Gamba 8 Vox Angelica 8 Gemshorn 4 Dolce 4 Mixture III Double Trumpet 16 Cornopean 8 Oboe 8 Tremulant Pedal Harmonic Bass 32 Open Diapason 16 Violone 16 From Great Bourdon 16 From Great Octave 8 Bass Flute 8 Trumpet 16 From Swell Couplers Choir Octave Choir Sub Octave Swell Octave Swell Sub Octave Swell Unison Off Swell to Choir Choir to Great Swell to Great Choir to Pedal Great to Pedal Swell to Pedal Comments: This instrument is now in need of considerable work (apart from the blowing plant which has been well maintained and is in excellent working order). Many stops do not work and there are a considerable number of intermittent cyphers.
Source - IMcC 4/1995
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