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Compton Departments

Manufactured by the John Compton Organ Company in 1936

Job number A337
CURRENTLY IN TEMPORARY STORAGE
The organ is a 6 rank plus melotone instrument. It was installed in two chambers, one above the other.
The lower chamber contained the Diapason, Violin and flute ranks. The upper chamber contained the Tibia, Tuba and Trumpet.
The Console was originally on a lift in the cinema but is now on a wheeled platform that enables us to position the console anywhere on the stage. It also has an illuminated surround lit internally by coloured lamps controlled by a modern cyclical dimmer unit.

DEPARTMENTS

PEDAL
Diaphonic Tuba 32'(recent addition)
Diaphone 16 (addition)
Tuba
16 Tibia (polyphonic)
16 Diapason
8 Tibia
8 Cello
8 Flute
8 Flute
4 Bass
Drum tap f
Bass Drum tap p
Bass Drum roll
Crash Cymbal
Triangle
Traps to 2nd touch
Accomp to Pedal
Great to Pedal
Solo to Pedal

MELOTONE
Melotone 8
Melotone 4
Melotone 2 2/3
Krummhorne
Melotone 2
Cor Anglais
Carillion
Chimes
Echo
Glide
Vibrato
Melotone off

VENTILS
1 Tibia-Trumpet
2 CC Tibia-Tuba
3 Viole-Flute-Diapason
4 Xylophone-Glockenspiel-CCC-
Tibia-CCC Tuba
5 CC Viola-CC Diapason-Traps

ACCOMPANIMENT
Viola 16 TC
Bourdon 16 TC
Tuba 8
Diapason 8
Tibia 8
Trumpet 8
Viola 8
Flute 8
Tuba 4
Octave 4
Tibia 4
Violin 4
Flute 4
Twelth 2 2/3
Viole 2
Fluatino 2
Marimba 4 (Melotone)
Vibraphone 4 (Melotone)
Snare drum
Castanets
Tambourine
Chinese block
Tom Tom
Sleigh Bells
Sand Block
Triangle
Traps to 2nd touch

Second Touch
Tuba 8
Tibia 8
Tibia 4
Great to Accomp
Solo to Accomp

GREAT
Tuba 16
Tibia 16
Diapason 16
Tuba 8
Trumpet 8
Viola 8
Flute 8
Tuba 4
Octave 4
Tibia 4
Violin 4
Flute 4
Twelfth 2 2/3
Tierce 1 3/5
Quartain II (1 1/3)
Xylophone 4
Glockenspiel 4
Orchestral Bells 4
Marimba (Melotone) 4
Vibraphone (Melotone) 4

Second Touch
Solo to Great 16
Solo to Great 8
Acc traps to great

EFFECTS
Surf
Aeroplane

SOLO
Tibia 16
Tuba 8
Tibia 8
Trumpet 8
Tuba 4 Tibia 4
Tibia 2 2/3
Piccolo 2
Xylophone 4
Glockenspiel 4
Orchestral Bells 4
Vibraphone (Melotone) 4
Cathedral Chimes (addition)
Sub Octave
Superoctave
Great to solo
Solo unison off

GENERAL

TREMULANTS
Tuba
Tibia-Trumpet
Diapason-Viole-Flute

PISTONS
6 Double touch to solo
8 Double touch to Great
8 Double touch to Accomp
3 Toe pistons to Pedal Cymbal/Grand Crash
Cymbal Roll
Birds

TOE PISTONS
Siren
Auto
Fire Bell
Steamboat
Engine
Operator
Snare Drum/ Grand crash