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The old console dates from about 1960; it replaced our original 1922 Skinner console

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The interior of the old console

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Sean prunes cables

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Only the cables to the chamber are needed

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The old console is set aside

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The cables remain in place

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The restored Skinner pedal clavier arrives

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The National Cathedral console waits on the truck

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A closer look

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Off the truck and on the way

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About to climb the steps

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Entering the church

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Moving down the aisle

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At the front of the church

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Arriving in the choir

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Preparing to lift the console into place

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Just levitate...

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...translate...

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...and hold until the cables are in position.

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Joseph and Sean sort out the cables

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This console is slightly wider than the 1922 original

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Short extensions will connect the new console to the original cables

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The National Cathedral opus number, 883, is still visible inside the console

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Electronic combination action (behind left stop jamb)

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Skinner would recognize the binding posts

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Combination action terminals below the key desk

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Sean prepares cable terminations

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The old console on the way out

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Leaving the narthex

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Returning to the secular world

Photo album generated by album from Dave's MarginalHacks on Tue Apr 1 22:29:35 2008