This view gives a nice look at several of the ranks on the middle level
of pipes. It also gives a nice illustration of the different types of
pipe construction between the reeds, flues, and strings. The labels for
each rank can be seen in the middle. From front to back are 8' Vox
Humana, 8' Saxophone, 16' Violin Celeste, 8' Horn Diapason, the other
rank of the 16' Violin Celeste, and the 8' Tibia Plena. All of these
ranks are original to the organ. Note the overall absence of dust on
the pipe racks! Kudos to the maintenance crew.
Additional views of the
ranks of pipes seen above.
On the other side of the middle level are these pipes. Looking down the
ranks of pipes we see the 8' Clarinet, the smaller pipes of the 16'
Oboe Horn and 8' Saxophone, and the 8' Concert Violin.
Right: In this photo the metal pipes in the middle are the 8'
Salicional. It is sandwiched on either side by the 16' Concert Flute
Though not technically on the middle level, in the front
corner of the chamber are the
largest pipes of the 16' Concert Flute rank (wood pipes) which are
marked "Bass Flute" on the pipes. These pipes look similar to the
Subbass rank on a classical organ. The metal pipes in front are likely
from the Salicional or Violin ranks. Just to the left of the pipes are
the swell shutters for the chamber.
In most of the pictures above, the stamp applied by the
Morton factory can be seen. In addition to the stamp seen on the left,
most pipe ranks have another stamp from the Chest Department as shown
on the right, along with a date for when the rank of pipes was built.
Build dates vary even on ranks part of the original installation. It is
quite possible that ranks of pipes were built for other organs and
never installed, thus the reason for date differences. Below is a stamp
from the Wiring Department.