Builder: John Snetzler 1773 Telford 1972 Conacher 1894 Evans & Barr 1924 Walker 1952 Wells Kennedy Partnership (Lisburn) 1970-1972 Case: Gothic Style Console type: Integral Stop controls: Drawstop - Jambs inclined at 30 deg. Pedals type: Concave & radiating Action Key: Mechanical Stop: Electro pneumatic and Direct Solenoid Temperament: Tuning (a'): 440 Hz Wind supply Power: Watkins & Watson 'Discus' blower Pressures (inches): 2 1/2 Specification: I Choir (C-f3; 54) Chimney Flute 8 Snetzler Flute 4 Snetzler Fifteenth 2 Snetzler Larigot 1 3/5 Wells Kennedy Cimbal 29 33 36 III Wells Kennedy II Great (C-f3; 54) Open Diapason 8 Snetzler Stopt Diapason 8 Snetzler Principal 4 Snetzler Fifteenth 2 Snetzler Sesquialtera 15 17 19 22 IV Snetzler Mixture 19 22 26 29 IV Wells Kennedy Cornet (from Tenor G) V Wells Kennedy Trumpet 8 Snetzler III Swell (Enclosed C-f3; 54) Gedackt 8 Evans & Barr Principal 4 Snetzler Blockflute 2 Wells Kennedy Sesquialtera 17 19 / 12 17 II Wells Kennedy Mixture 26 29 33 III Wells Kennedy Contra Oboe 16 Wells Kennedy & Snetzler Trumpet 8 Snetzler Tremulant Pedal (C-f; 30) Open Diapason 16 Snetzler, wood Principal 8 19th centuary Nachthorn 4 Wells Kennedy Quint 2 2/3 Wells Kennedy Twenty-Second 2 Snetzler Posaune 16 Wells Kennedy Cremona 4 19th centuary Couplers: Great to Choir Swell to Choir Swell to Great Choir to Pedal Great to Pedal Swell to Pedal Accessories: Balanced Swell Pedal (Mechanical) Pistons: 4 adjustable (electric) pistons to each department 1 general cancel on toe piston Comments: Great and Swell slider soundboards have electropneumatic drawstop action while choir and Pedal slider soundboards have direct electric solonoid drawstop mechanism. In 1868 Snetzlers keyboards were lost when some minor cleaning and repairing was carried out. Original tracker action was replaced in either the 1894 or 1924 rebuild by tubular pneumatic. Wells Kennedy replaced this with new tracker key and pedal action in 1970. Various Snetzler stops were lost during the various rebuilds. The 1970 rebuild attempted to make the most of the existing original pipework and add new ranks voiced and scaled to blend and enhance the sound of the historical pipework. No complete example of Snetzlers work survives - the largest is Beverly Minster in Yorkshire where there are 16 original Snetzler stops. Hillsborough has 13 complete and some partially complete Snetzler stops. The organ is located on the back gallery.
Source - IMcC 4/1995
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