Hollywood United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, California is home to Casavant Opus 1362 (1930). The Knight Organ Company has engaged our services to releather all pouchrails on-site. The 4 manual, 41 rank organ has had additions over the years on supply-house wind chests. These wind chests are also being releathered.
Per our standard practice:
Of upmost importance is making sure the work is carried out with future renewability in mind. White glue is never used where a perishable material (leather) is adhered to a wood surface. Some pouchrails have been releathered over the years with white glue. Preparing these rails takes 2-3 times longer and subsequently cost more to releather; this process also removes more of the wood than when water-soluble glues are used.
Expected date of completion is June, 2015