W. W. Kimball Co. (Opus 6943, 1927)

Location:

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Malden, MA US
Organ ID: 19353

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • 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
  • 22 ranks. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • 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
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Wayne Johnson on January 05, 2021:

From my notes while helping remove the organ:

Kimball Opus #6943 built in 1927 for the Circle Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. (Blower serial #23276)

Chancel Organ: Open Diapason 8', Tibia Clausa 16', Viola 8', Viola Celste 8' (unit chest), Clarinet 8'

Gallery Organ: Diapason 8', Quintadena 8', Concert Flute 16' (Wood, harmonic), Violin 16', Aeoline 8' (Estey?), French Trumpet 8' (supply house?), Tuba 16'

The Chancel also had a section with classical pipework, but I have no notes on that.

We received the most recent update for this note from Wayne Johnson on January 05, 2021.

Database Manager on March 29, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from Nelson Barden. -- The Pedal 16' Violone will not be used in the current restoration of the Skinner at Community of Jesus, Orleans, Massachusetts.

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

Database Manager on March 08, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from Eric Anderson. -- Organ was replaced 2006 with an electronic. Pedal 16' reed added to 1908 Hook and Hastings organ at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in Beverly, Massachusetts by Spencer Organ Company. Pedal 16' Violone added to the choir division of the Community of Jesus in Orleans, Massachusetts. Remainder dispersed.

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

Database Manager on August 22, 2005:

Identified through on-line information from Eric Anderson. -- Originally built and installed in Circle Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvanie: 106 stops from 13 original ranks. Moved to Malden, Massachusetts in 1954. Organ restored in 1996 by Richard Pelland: restored console, solid-state, chests releathered. Organ is in three places in room: rear balcony, chancel right, chancel left. Console in sanctuary. Extant in fine condition

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

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