Organ Building

 

Nicholas Pitts has been involved with pipe organs since the age of 12. He looks after 60  church organs in a 40 mile radius of Spalding, and has carried out major restoration work on a number of instruments. Since becoming involved with cinema organs during the 1990s, Nick has extended his knowledge of pipe organs to include the workings of Compton and Wurlitzer instruments.

 

As a self-employed organ builder and organ tuner, Nick is able to offer competitive quotation for all work, and his speciality includes all types of electrical work, and re-leathering. He is also pleased to give a report on the condition of an instrument, to assist with planning future renovation work.

 

Recent work includes:

Installing the three pipe organs as The Burtey Fen Collection, Pinchbeck (12 rank Compton, 8 rank Wurlitzer and 16 rank classical organ.)

Rebuilding the four manual Compton Console (ex. Paramount, Tottenham Court Road) for David Shepherd of Holbeach.

Fitting a new transmission system to Moulton Parish Church Organ.

Re-leathering Compton regulators for the Paramount, Penistone.

Overhaul and restoration of Bourne Abbey pipe organ.

Re-leathering seven Compton regulators for the Compton in the Stockport Plaza.

Re-leathering three Wurlitzer regulators for the Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust.

Re-leathering the Wurlitzer regulators from the New Gallery Organ.

Assisting with the Compton installation at Fentham Hall.

Cleaning and overhaul of Pinchbeck Church organ following a fire in church.

Cleaning and overhaul of Spalding Parish Church organ following vandalism in the church during September 2006.

 

New stop layout on the Compton Console

 

   

Refurbished chest for Bourne Abbey

 

    

Stockport Plaza regulator (before restoration)

 

  

 Regulator parts during re-leathering

 

    

The completed regulator

 

Various church and cinema organ parts are for sale

Please contact 01775 766081 for details

 

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