Hammond Model K Organ Restoration

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Circa 1940 Makers plate removed

This Hammond Model K is in our workshop in Coventry. We are doing a complete restoration owing to bad maintenance and a poor restoration by a Hammond engineer in the past.

The original work was done quite well, though we don't approve.

The chorus generator has been removed and the original manuals have been modified to accept Vibrto / Chorus and Percussion and the later drawbar assemble and vibrato linebox, scanner and sync motor have been fitted and a later preamp fitted.

Later on someone has cut all the mains and scanners wires and added plastic connectors and even a crocodile clip, wires added from the manuals owing to problems in the manuals.

The case has been sanded to lighten the colour and refinished very badly, with this all being done with the organ assembled.

When we stripped the Hammond K we took the photos and you can see the damage and poor maintenance for yourselves.

  • Hammond Model K Organ case with the manuals removed prior to restoration
  • Hammond Model K Organ case prior to restoration showing debris
  • mond Model K Organ case prior to restoration showing debris
  • Hammond Model K Organ viewed from underneath the manual showing debris
  • Hammond Model K Organ manuals detail
  • Hammond Model K Organ detail showing incorrect wiring
  • Hammond Model K Organ showing damaged poor wiring loom
  • Hammond Model K Restored Cheek blocks
  • Hammond Model K Restored Vibrato Scanner & Wiring
  • Hammond Model K Restored Pre Amp
  • Hammond Model K Organ case with the manuals removed prior to restoration showing lacquer & sawdust
  • Hammond Model K Organ detail showing incorrect repair from the past
  • Hammond Model K Organ partly stripped keyboard
  • Hammond Model K Organ showing the manuals debris
  • Hammond Model K Organ manuals work in progress
  • Hammond Model K Organ Scanner, motor & generator showing lacquer marks & filled with sawdust
  • Hammond Model K Organ tone generator prior to removal again filled with sawdust & lacquer
  • Hammond Model K Restored Manual Generator
  • Hammond Model K Restored Vibrato Scanner Casing
  • Hammond Model K Restored Complete