W P Williams & co was established in 1863 in an era of great British innovation and craftsmanship. Alan Partridge took over the business in 2007, using his skills as a former horologist and blacksmith to supply the home and international market with reed shallots. We have supplied reed shallots for projects in the UK, Eire, Norway, Lagos, Germany, Canada, USA, Japan, China and Australia, priding ourselves in supplying custom-made shallots to customers’ individual requirements.

These precision components can be found in great cathedral organs throughout the country, from Westminster Abbey to King’s College, Cambridge. To maintain the unique tone of British organs, reed shallots must continue to be made in the traditional English way.

Reed shallots