Steven Shamlian Creator of Things

Buried in Minutiae

2002 Spring

Pipe Organ

For my Humanities final project in my senior year at Bedford High, I was to build a fully-functional player organ. While the instrument cannot yet play itself, it is functional, with an octave's worth of pipes and keys, bellows, wind regulator, and wind chest. The design of the pipes and original "valve box" were heavily influenced by Matthias Wandel, while the bellows and reservoir are influenced by a cousin's harmonium. The final windchest design is my own.


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