The Noack Organ Company

Georgetown, Massachusetts

4 November 2006

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In the November NEMES Gazette president Dick Boucher mentioned an upcoming open house at the Noack Organ Company.  He mentioned it again at the membership meeting on the 2nd and I decided that it sounded more interesting than whatever my wife might have in store for me on a Saturday afternoon.  So after the weekly trip to the dump, ahh, transfer station in town we headed north to Georgetown.

What occasioned the open house was the completion of an organ that is to be delivered to  Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania.  Here are photos of the organ and the shop of the Noack Organ Company.

P1010001.JPG (47774 bytes)  This is the instrument that we had come to see and hear

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The second and third photos give you an idea of the amazing number of pieces that make up a large organ


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This instrument is under construction and gave an opportunity to see parts that are normally not ever seen

P1010010.JPG (21188 bytes)  P1010011.JPG (31890 bytes)  (L) a series of wooden pipes awaiting assembly and (R) a small upright style organ

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In the basement work area are a 9" south Bend lathe, an Enco mill drill and a cutoff saw built into a long table

P1010017.JPG (36933 bytes)  P1010018.JPG (44987 bytes)  P1010019.JPG (47517 bytes)  Upstairs are offices and another wood shop area

  P1010020.JPG (39547 bytes)  P1010024.JPG (43180 bytes)   Woodworkers can never have too many clamps or it seems too many Forstner bits

P1010025.JPG (40185 bytes)  P1010026.JPG (48814 bytes)  Members of NEMES who attended the open house

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