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The historic


R. Spurden Rutt & Co. pipe organ from 1915


at Saint John Anglican Church in Black River Jamaica

February 2021
Black river Jamaica Saint John church
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The organ at St. Johns Church in Black River, Jamaica is in deer need for a complete restoration. It fell into disrepair a long time ago and has been not serviced for the last 20 years. Only parts of the organ are still playable under a heavy layer of dust with many missing notes. I service this organ now since several years to make it mostly playable after it was built 100 years ago with 15 stops. The pneumatic pedal action was several times repaired but is out of work again. A total of US$ 150.000 would be needed to bring this organ back to playing and its original conditions. It is a remarkable treasure for the church and with the historic tower clock from 1839, also still in working condition, is the church in its ensemble of great historic value for the community of Black River and Jamaica. After being in service for over 100 years it is now the time to make this treasure playable again and with a restoration and preserve it again for the next hundred years.

Black River historic tower clock
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Black River in town
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Pedal chest at Rutt organ. All leather in the pneumatic is gone.
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