Organising An Organ 1933

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    Titles read: "Organising an organ - The versatility of the modern cinema organ with its many sounds and effects is a cause of wonderment to most listeners. How can one instrument seems so many? - you ask. Here, then, is the answer."

    Location of events unknown - could be York Road Organ Works in London.

    Various shots show the processes involved in making a cinema organ. Men plane and drill wood. Molten tin and lead is pressed into a sheet then rolled into a pipe. The 'mouth' is soldered on. Electric wires and cables connect the numerous instruments to the main organ.

    Nice shot of men working on organ consuls in a workshop.

    Commentator says "And now we will hear Sidney Torch at Europe's biggest unit organ", but here the story ends. The missing sequence could have been cut and put into another cinemagazine or compilation.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    51721
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1616.29
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:40:00 / 01:53:11:00
    Canister:
    PSP 814
    Sort Number:
    PSP 814
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    Fashion & Music Science & Technology
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    Aircraft Organ
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