The Organ Society of Western Australia
Home  About us  Members  Executive  Constitution  Events  In The Pipeline  Pipe Organs in WA  Links  Contact

Air supply

welsh02 Book reader mechanism

Welsh03 Open and stopped wood pipes

Welsh04 Trombone pipes

Name of institution Amusement Services and Supplies
Type of institution Service
Street Address 20 Murray Road
City Welshpool
State Western Australia
Postcode 6106
Country Australia
Name of building
Name of room
Dates of the building
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features
Special fittings
Other location information
Name of contact Robert Crowley
Mailing Address
Telephone 08 94513941
Other contact information
Date of previous organs None
Detail of previous organs
Dates when key work has been undertaken
Dates of any moves that have taken place
Variations from original design of organ
Information on previous organs
Information about comparable instruments to previous organs

Present organ
Type of installation Caravan mounted fairground organ
Case description Caravan
Placement in room
Builder's name Julius Bartholomeus Vander Beken
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 1920's
Imported to Western Australia 1973
Construction materials
Number of manuals Book-operated fairground organ
Key compasses
Number of keys 62 keys, played from book mechanism
Key material
Pedal compass
Number of pedals None
Pedalboard type
Pedalboard material
Type of chests
Type of key action
Type of stop action
Console type None
Stop label material
General design
Playing aids
Divisions    Basses
Wind pressures

9 1/2"or 240mm wg

Stop list
Basses and Trombones
Accompaniment and Trumpet
Melody (violin, carillion)
Bell ringers
Bass Drum
Snare Drum
Total number of stops
Total number of ranks
Total number of pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ Organ imported to Australia 1973
Refurbishment carried out by Pipe Organs of WA April 2013
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ
Information on current organ
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Technical documents 
General documents

Julius Bartholomeus Vander Beken (1868-1948), was an employee of Hooghuys Organ Works, Brugge and Geraardsbergen, Belgium, and later on started his own organ building company in Enghien, Belgium.

Information on builder from Hooghuys web site.

Supporting information
Document control Original entries J R Elms, OAM, Gazetteer of Western Australian Pipe Organs, 1971, 1999,2003 and 2004.
This entry D B Duncan 02 February 2009.

Photographs from Graham Devenish, April 2013