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Henry Pilcher's Sons (Opus 938, 1917)

Location:

First Baptist Church
Coleman, TX US
Organ ID: 17656

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • 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: EP pitman
  • 2 manuals. 12 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side 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: 2
  • Stops: 12
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • 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 November 07, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from John B. Johnson. -- This organ is extant but no longer used for services. When last heard and played in 2006, its mechanisms and console were operable but in rapidly failing condition. The orginal 10 Pilcher ranks including the once visible speaking facade were enclosed behind grill cloth in chambers at the front of the room either side. Two stops, a mixture and a small trompette and the present drawknob console were added at some time in the late 1990s.

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

Database Manager on September 28, 2005:

On-line update from David Dowty -- Organ originally front center, visible fascade pipes, attached keydesk, tubular-pneumatic key action and chests; in 1954-55, organ was moved to two new side chambers, no visible pipes, new detached console, converted to electric action. This action was failing by 1964. Present condition unknown.

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 Vol V p. 118 of the Pilcher factory ledgers and a 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.
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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