Windchest Refurbishment

A subcontractor to the KGO Pipe Organ builder took possession of one of three wind chests built in 1878.

A windchest is a component of a pipe organ on which the pipes sit. As the organist plays the instrument, the keys, stops, and wind chest work together as a mechanism (called an 'action') to direct pressurized air (called 'wind') into the pipes, thus creating sound. The subcontractor, based in Portland, Oregon, will bring the wind chest up to the standards established by Marceau and Associates' Design Plan.

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Lyra Penoyer