Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Organ Bellows

What is it? It is the handle on the hand pumping mechanism of a Church's pipe organ. I took the photo in the Dutch Reformed Church Vanwkysdorp, about 350km / 220mi east of Cape Town. Boys who pump the organ sit behind a black drape. OBSERVATION: During recent restoration work it was decided to keep the names of the boys which, over many decades, they had inscribed in the panels of the organ.

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