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Pipe Organs of WA Pty Ltd, Bayswater

Dalkeith St Lawrence
The Dodd console for St Lawrence's Anglican Church. Original Hufner console demolished.

Dalkeith St Lawrence
Detail of woodwork on console

Dalkeith St Lawrence
Keydesk of the Dodd console

Name of institution Pipe Organs of WA Pty Ltd
Type of institution Organ builder
Street Address John Street
City Bayswater
State WA
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Previous organ(s)
Date of previous organ None
Detail of previous organ
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Information on previous organ
Information about comparable instruments to previous organ
Present organ
Type of installation Free standing in rear gallery
Case description No Case
Placement in room Rear gallery
Builder's name F. Hufner, Perth / J E Dodd, Adelaide
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 1929 / 1933
Construction materials Timber
Number of manuals Two (2)
Key compasses CC-cccc
Number of keys 61
Key material White synthetic ivory naturals, ebony sharps
Pedal compass CCC-F
Number of pedals 30
Pedalboard type Concave radiating
Pedalboard material
Type of chests Two Slider chests, 4 unit chests
2 manual slider chests -
Great (5 ranks) 2400mm x 700mm
Swell (8 ranks) 2400mm x 1000mm
1 two rank slider chest estimated 350mm x 2600mm
3 unit chests: 
2600mm x 180mm (Open Diap - case pipes)
150mm x 2400mm
300mm x 2400mm
1 pedal main chest 2600mm x 450mm
Type of key action Electro-pneumatic
Type of stop action Electro-pneumatic
Swell Sub Great Sub
Swell Super Great Super
Swell to Great Swell to Pedal
Swell to Great Sub Great to Pedal
Swell to Great Super
Tremulants Swell
Console type Free standing - 900mm deep (add extra 360mm for pedal board and players bench) x 1700mm wide x 1270mm high (add extra for music desk on top of lid.)
Stop label material Finger tabs
General design Square, carved casework
Playing aids 3 pistons to each division
Divisions    Great, Swell, Pedal
Wind pressures Approx. 80mm wg
Stop list
Open Diapason 8' Metal 73 pipes A
Dulcina 8' Metal 61 pipes
Stopt Diapason 8' Wood  61 pipes
Gamba 8' Metal 61 pipes
Harmonic Flute 4' Metal 61 pipes
Octave Diapason 4' A
Clarinet 8' Metal 61 pipes
Lieblich Bourdon 16' Wood  61 pipes B
Melodic Diapason 8' Metal 61 pipes
Hohl Flute 8' Wood  61 pipes
Aeoline 8' Metal 61 pipes
Vox Celeste 8' Metal 49 pipes
Flauto Traverso 4' Metal 61 pipes
Dulcet 4' Metal 61 pipes
Gedact 2' Metal 61 pipes
Oboe 8' Metal 61 pipes
Vox Humana 8' Metal 61 pipes
Acoustic Bass 32' B
Bourdon 16' B
Sub bass 16' Wood  30 pipes
Cello 8' Metal 30 pipes
Total number of speaking stops 21
Total number of ranks 18
Total number of pipes 1,036
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ Built in 1929 by F. Hufner for the residence of Walter Johnston and Herbert J. Eales, as a 2 manual organ with Beale player mechanism (console & chests by Arcus Ltd, Perth).
Rebuilt and enlarged in 1933 by J.E. Dodd, Adelaide.  New chests were installed and the player mechanism removed.
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ Removed and installed in St Laurence's Anglican Church, Dalkeith, in 1963 by E. Dodd with no apparent changes.  The above stoplist is for the organ as it was in St Lawrence's church.  The original Hufner stoplist is not recorded.
Removed c1978 by David Brown.  
Relocated to storage at . in 2009.
Information on current organ Height - probably about 3.5m to top of Swell box.
All pipework from inside the enclosure are mitred to fit.
Three sprung and mass loaded regulators with control valves, most of the trunking all under the chests.
The organ is unusual in having been built originally for a private residence (especially an instrument of that size) rather than shifted to a house from a church, as is more common.
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Photographs Photographs of organ console taken in the workshops of Pipe Organs WA Pty Ltd without any restoration.
Technical documents  Stoplist and organ detail from Pipe Organs WA Pty Ltd
General documents Detail of the building and church history from Dalkeith Anglican 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 19 January 2009.
Stoplist from Graham Devenish 09 March 2009.
Additional information and dimensions of organ components and photographs from Graham Devenish 23 March 2009.
Additional comments from David Brown 5 February 2011.