Census IDSHA1909
LocationShanghai, St. Andrew's Church
BuilderJohn Renton
SpecsI/8 + Ped

St. Andrew’s Church was built in 1904, and had a harmonium until 1909, when it received a I/8 instrument (SHA1909) made by John Renton of Edinburgh (probably second-hand and certainly made prior to Renton’s death in 1889.) This was a gift of a Mr. R.H. Gore Booth. The specs were:


Open Diapason 8′

Stopped Diapason 8′

Oboe 8′

Diapason Flute 8′

Principal (probably 4′)

Twelfth 3′

Fifteenth 2′

Pedal Bourdon (probably 16′)
Coupler Man/Ped

Mr. Gore-Booth subsequently made a gift of a larger R. Spurden Rutt organ in 1912 (see SHA1912) suggesting that SHA1909 was his personal instrument. It  was later put up for auction in 1916, following Gore-Booth’s death (see The Shanghai Times, 22 August 1916, 9) but nothing further is known about it.