There is a brass plaque that states: THIS PLAQUE IS IN MEMORY OF
DORA CHAPMAN daughter of William and Estelle Chapman
CALLED HOME WHILE PLAYING THE ORGAN ON THE
OCCASION OF THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
SILVAN CHURCH. SEPTEMBER, 27TH 1936
DORA WAS A SISTER TO MR ERNEST CHAPMAN
On another plaque it states: THIS ORGAN
WAS A WEDDING PRESENT TO
ERN AND BERYL CHAPMAN
AND WAS DONATED TO
MONT DE LANCEY
IN THE YEAR 1994
MAVIS, BOB, LES AND ALBERT CHAPMAN
The organ was a present from Mr Ernest Chapman and his bride on the occasion of their wedding on October 26th 1927. The organ was made in Meriden Connecticut USA by Wilcox and White in 1885. A date inside the organ indicates that it was last tuned June 16th 1900.
A highly decorated, delicate ornate carved wooden pump organ with a round mirror set back into the front panel. It has a sheet music rest or shelf with an opening lid to store sheet music inside the cupboard. There are two side shelves with five knobs on each at the front. It has a keyboard with thirteen stops below. Next to the key stops above the keyboard is gold lettering with 'Wilcox & White Meriden. Connecticut. USA.There are two brass patterned pump foot pedals below: the left one has 'WILCOX' stamped on it, the right pedal has '& WHITE' stamped on it and the metal is damaged from use. There are two carved levers underneath the keyboard: the left one has a sticker saying "Grand Organ", the right one's sticker says, "Knee Swell". There is no stool.
Inscriptions & markings
The brass covered left foot pump pedal has 'WHITE' stamped on it, the right pedal has '......' stamped on it. There are two carved levers underneath the keyboard: the left one has a sticker saying 'Grand Organ', the right one's sticker says, 'Knee Swell'. The manufacturer : WILCOX AND WHITE is printed in gold letters on ......The thirteen 'stops' all have different musical terms printed in a sticker. e.g...............