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Residence of Mr C H Gribble, Wembley

Perth Masonic Lodge

Name of institution Residence of Mr C H Gribble
Type of institution Residence
Street Address 126 Essex Street
City Wembley
State Western Australia
Country Australia
Name of building Residence
Name of room
Dates of the building
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features
Special fittings

Other location information

Name of contact
Mailing Address
Other contact information
Previous organ(s)
Date of previous organ None
Detail of previous organ
Dates when key work has been undertaken
Dates of any moves that have taken place
Variations from original design of organ
Information on previous organ
Information about comparable instruments to previous organ
Present organ
Type of installation Freestanding
Case description A simple central thirteen-pipe flat peaking towards the middle and flanked by four three-pipe flats, two either side. Green painted wooden pipes form the side of the case from impost level. 
Placement in room
Builder's name Atterton Organ Builder, Leighton Buzzard, UK.
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 1893
Construction materials
Number of manuals Two (2)
Key compasses
Number of keys 56
Key material
Pedal compass 30
Number of pedals
Pedalboard type
Pedalboard material
Type of chests
Type of key action Mechanical 
Type of stop action Mechanical
Couplers Great to Swell, Swell Octave, Pedal to Great, Pedal to Swell
Console type Integral, drawstop
Stop label material
General design
Playing aids
Divisions    Great, Swell, Pedal
Wind pressures
Stop list
Open Diap. 8'
Stopt Diap.TC 8'
Stopt Diap. Bass 8'
Dulciana TC 8'
Flute 4'
Lieb Gedeckt 8'
Gamba 8'
Voix Celeste 8'
Gemshorn 4'
Principal TC 2'
Bourdon 16'
Total number of stops 11
Total number of ranks 10
Total number of pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ Installed in Perth Masonic Temple in 1893.
Installed in the residence of C. H. Gribble, Wembly, 1967.
Dismantled it and removed by Paul Smith to Melbourne in 1985.
Albert Park Baptist Church, Melbourne, was to have the organ, but then declined.  The organ never went into that church.
The organ’s complete set of pieces was trucked to Laurie Pipe Organs workshop.
Arcadia Benedictine Monastery bought it in August 1995.
Information on current organ The stop label for the Principal 2' is slightly different in appearance from the other labels implying it may have been changed. As it is only tenor C, it may have been a 4' rank transposed.
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Photographs Photograph of organ from Sydney Organ Music Society
Technical documents 
General documents
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 16 January 2009.