reservoir frame The reservoir frame is left after removing the weights, the top, and the feeder bellows below. Lead tubes snake across the floor from the console. The reservoir was so massive that we believe it was installed before the case. We don't know how it was even moved into the balcony in 1910! We had to saw it apart to remove it.
  • restored 100 year old organ
  • Building new organ in shop
  • Cleaned organ pipes
  • pipe organ in pieces
  • Organ pipes and tools
  • Blower assembly
  • Pipe organ wrapped console
  • Pipe organ in truck
  • Pipe organ sliders
  • console
  • Two slider chests
  • Restored St. Mary's Ridge church
  • refinished console
  • console hanging from lift
  • St. Mary's chancel close up
  • original Schaefer case
  • pipe organ installation
  • Pipes install
  • Ceiling panels restoration
  • new name plate
  • Organ restoration
  • Painted facade of the Schaefer
  • organ nearing completion
  • Organ view near the chancel
  • Restored interior of St. Mary's Ridge
  • discarded lead tubes
  • original console stop action
  • Closeup of the painted facad
  • organ console
  • St. Mary's Ridge high altar
  • organ reservoir
  •  St. Mary's Ridge campus
  • Donation plaques
  • St. Mary's Ridge complex
  • original feeder bellows
  • lead tubes
  • Original pedal board
  • original pedal chest
  • reservoir frame
  • Lead tubes under the floor
  • original organ keyboards
  • organ case
  • console shell
  • large open wood pipes
  • empty organ case
  • Pedal board
  • Organ assembly in shop
  • Team and organ in shop
  • IMG 2091

Cashton

St. Mary's Ridge outside of Cashton, WI is a beautiful church that has been restored to original 19th Century splendor. The final piece was to resurrect the Schaefer organ, which had been mute for 20 years. Using all of the original pipes, the original case and the console shell, we built a new organ that should be reliable for another hundred years. It once again fills the church with beautiful sound.