Vocalion, serial number 834, is being refurbished for the Redmond Oregon Historical Commission. When completed, it will be re-installed in the Presbyterian Church there, where it had once been used. The church is on the National Register and is being preserved by its current owner.
The organ was built by the Mason & Risch Company in 1891, in Worcester, Massachusetts.
As far as can be learned, the organ was last used in the Tumalo (Oregon) Community Church sometime in 1981; it has been in storage ever since.
Mechanical work on the organ is essentially complete, and tuning is under way.
The following photos show the restoration process.
I have presented the photos in a slide show. If you just do nothing but sit there and watch, the photos will automatically advance. If you want to pause at a particular photo, just click "Play/Stop." To resume the slide show, click "Play/Stop" again; or, you can manually view the photos one at a time with the "previous" and "next" buttons.
Click HERE to see a slide show of the disassembly - reassembly process.