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Henry Pilcher's Sons (Opus 1121, 1922)

Location:

Advent Episcopal Church
901 Baxter Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204 US
Organ ID: 16883

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 2 manuals. 17 stops.
All:
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 17
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection, vacuum.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets 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 not meeting AGO standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 14, 2006:

Updated through online information from Bryan Hoover. -- This instrument was extensively altered and enlarged in 1981 by the Bowerman Organ Company of Louisville. A mixture, mutations and other upperwork were added at that time; all original stops remain. It is currently (August, 2006) undergoing further renovation and enlargement by Webber & Bourne Organ Builders of Louisville consisting mainly of mechanical and tonal refinements and the addition of a four-foot principal to the Swell and a trumpet playable in the pedal and on both manuals.

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

Database Manager on April 07, 2005:

Identified through information in Volume VI p. 76 of the Pilcher factory ledger and the list of Pilcher organs typed by William E. Pilcher of Louisville. For more information see the document referenced below.

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

Database Manager on April 07, 2005:

Original price: $7000. Also had 1887 Pilcher. Photo, Archives 4142.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Pilcher Organs: Open In New Tab Summary of Pilcher Sources by Soosie Schmitt
Document created on 2005-04-05
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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