NICHOLAS PITTS

 ORGAN BUILDER and ORGAN TUNER

3 Burtey Fen Lane, Pinchbeck

Lincolnshire  PE11 3SR

Tel:  01775 766081

 

TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS

This section refers to different types of electrical switching used to connect the console to the electric action in a pipe organ.

The earliest type of transmission system involved electro-mechanical relays, with many thousands of moveable parts, rather like a telephone exchange. These were developed in the main by John Compton for his Cinema Organs in the 1930s and many are still working well today, 70+ years later.

The next innovation was 'solid state' which involves the use of diodes and transistors as a method of switching.

Later developments used Integrated Circuits, and various methods of coding & sending information with very few cables.

Further information about current systems is available from a variety of sources, and I would recommend looking at the website for Solid State Organs Ltd who will be more than pleased to supply information.

I have installed various systems in pipe organs and would be pleased to answer any questions you may have about the various options available.

For free advice about the care and maintenance of your pipe organ, please contact us.

We welcome your enquiries by mail, email, or by telephone.

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