Two Smits organs: history and restoration
ORGEL 104 (2008), nr. 1, xx-xx [summary]
Frans Smits I built an organ with three manuals in 1842 for the
St.-Petruskerk in Boxtel. The originally planned independent
pedal was made only in 1955. The instrument is well preserved
and was restored in 2006.
The same builder made part of an organ with three manuals and
independent pedal for St.-Willibrordus-binnen-de-Veste (De Duif) in
Amsterdam. His son Frans II finished the instrument in
1882. In 1941/42 alterations were made to the organ, which
were reversed during the last restoration in 2006.