John Compton Organ Co LTD Your Thoughts Please

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John Compton Organ Co LTD Your Thoughts Please

Postby magiczig11 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:50 pm

Hi all I have a wonderful organ made by the John Compton organ co LTD and while I decide what to do with the old boy I thought I would share some pictures with you.

I am unsure of the exact model and year of make but Its very old perhaps someone will be able to tell me , To be fair It looks in very good condition for Its age and although not been played for many years , Turns on and everything works sounds Fantastic It looks like It was sold by C. Taphouse and son's Oxford at some stage in Its life they were a company steep in history as well.

I will be selling the old boy at some stage but the problem I am going to have I think Is I have been offered good money for the Speaker and the Amplifier but I would much prefer the old boy to stay as an organ if possible ,

I am no expert at all and know very little about organs but the workmanship on this looks fantastic It currently lives in sunny Devon in the U.K

I know this is not one of Compton grandest models but wonderful all the same please let me know your thoughts Thanks
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Re: John Compton Organ Co LTD Your Thoughts Please

Postby magiczig11 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:54 pm

Sorry all Its seems my pictures are to big to upload I have 19 pictures perhaps if you would like to see them you could pm me and sort something out
sorry and thanks
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Re: John Compton Organ Co LTD Your Thoughts Please

Postby magiczig11 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:54 pm

Sorry all Its seems my pictures are to big to upload I have 19 pictures perhaps if you would like to see them you could pm me and sort something out
sorry and thanks
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Re: John Compton Organ Co LTD Your Thoughts Please

Postby Lucien Nunes » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:39 pm

Hi there and welcome.
Pics should be OK up to 200kB and I don't think the ones there are any bigger. I'll pm you with my email and if you send me the pics I'll upload them.
In the meantime I just posted a reply on the Organ Forum thread about your Sonatina here: http://www.organforum.com/forums/showthread.php?34220-John-Compton-Organ-Co-LTD-Your-Thoughts-Please
Cheers
Lucien
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Re: John Compton Organ Co LTD Your Thoughts Please

Postby magiczig11 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:42 pm

Many thanks
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Re: John Compton Organ Co LTD Your Thoughts Please

Postby Lucien Nunes » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:31 pm

Graham sent some pics... It's Sonatina S/No U3243, which from the date codes on a couple of electrolytics in the trem circuit I think is early-mid 1962. It doesn't look like it has had much use:

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Re: John Compton Organ Co LTD Your Thoughts Please

Postby magiczig11 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:29 pm

Once again thanks very much for your help
I am going to sell the old boy now but fear the only value is in the amp and speaker what a shame

I have put on gum tree not sure were ells to advertise

Thanks
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Re: John Compton Organ Co LTD Your Thoughts Please

Postby magiczig11 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:19 pm

Hi All It looks like the old girl is going to have to be broken up for parts
If anyone is looking for specific parts for this model please pm me Thanks
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