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Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (Opus 4763, 1931 ca.)

Originally Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (Opus 23 ?, 1900 ca.)

Location:

St. Patrick's Catholic Church
110 E Third Street
Maysville, KY 41056 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 1672

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on May 28, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 10 ranks. 579 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 10 stops. 10 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on May 28, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on May 28, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on May 28, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 10
  • Registers: 10
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on May 28, 2021.
Paul R. Marchesano on May 27, 2021:

"Another Kilgen is located in St. Patrick's RC Church Maysville. It is almost identical to the one in Kirksville, Ky (Organ ID 4659) except that the orginal stenciling remains on the display pipes." (from earlier posted empty stoplist)

The organ contains wood from shipping crates that shows St. Patrick's Church name and address; another supprt board for the Pedal Bourdon shows also a boxed "K" logo with the hand written text: "Organ #23, West Detroit". This may identify where the c. 1900 Kilgen organ came from.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on May 27, 2021.

Database Manager on November 15, 2013:

Updated through online information from John Igoe. -- Note that church has digital instrument, so this Kilgen may be only rarely played.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Geo. Kilgen & Son (c. 1900).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Kilgen ledger index, Job No. 4763 is for installation of a used organ here.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Taken from photo of console stop jambs : Open In New Tab At some point in its history, Schaedle Organ Svc. replaced original pipework to install the Great Fifteenth and the Swell Quint and Octave 2'
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on May 28, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ case and façade: Photograph by Don Daley, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-05-27

Nameplate: Photograph by Don Daley, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-05-27

Decorative Swell shoe: Photograph by Don Daley, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-05-27

Board from original shipping crate addressed to "Rev. Rohrer / St. Patrick's Ch. / Maysville KY": Photograph by Don Daley, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-05-27

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