Austin Organ Co. (Opus 1686, 1929)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
405 N. Lincoln Ave.
Ellsworth, KS 67439 US
Organ ID: 13565

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 13 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 13 stops. 15 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 13
  • Registers: 15
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 31, 2007:

Updated through online information from David P. Rankin. -- The organ was rebuilt and enlarged in 1988-1990 by the Austin Organ Company with Floyd Higgins in charge.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on May 23, 2006:

Updated through online information from Floyd Higgins. -- The rebuild of 1988 was carried out by Austin Organs, Inc. It involved the replacement of some stops and the addition of others, plus a rebuilding of the combination action. This was one of my first projects at Austin Organs. I don't know if further work was done by someone else, but Austin needs to be acknowledged for work which it did in 1988.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on August 24, 2005:

Rebuilt 1988 by Lothar M. Karl, Harrisonville, Missouri to 19 stops, 16 ranks (Information from Bob Helling in 1999.) [Manager's note: This information is incorrect: see notes below.]

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on January 08, 2005:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 31, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Handwritten stoplists (original and Revised stoplist after 1988 enlargement)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

from Bob Helling: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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