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Kilgen Organ Co. (1950)

Location:

Temple Emanuel
280 May St.
Worcester, MA US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 14362

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Synagogues and other Jewish Houses of Worship
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 25 ranks. 1,635 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 23 stops. 30 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 23
  • Registers: 30
  • 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 on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 21, 2015:

In 1957 Temple Emanuel was the largest Reform congregation in Worcester; merged with Temple Sinai in 2013 to become Temple Emanuel Sinai; Temple Emanuel property sold to the Worcester State University Foundation in 2013, which gave the congregation an additional two years to use the facility; the organ was offered for sale via the Organ Clearing House in 2015.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on October 15, 2020.

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from <i>The Diapason</i> October 1949
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Courtesy of the Organ Clearing House, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-05-01

Enclosed pipes: Photograph by Courtesy of the Organ Clearing House, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-05-01

Flute Triangulaire: Photograph by Courtesy of the Organ Clearing House, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-05-01

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