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George W. Graham (1956)

Originally W. W. Kimball Co. (1905)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
901 Platinum
Butte, MT 59701 US
Organ ID: 19673

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian 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 ventil
  • 20 ranks. 1,158 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 19 stops. 19 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP ventil 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
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 19
  • Registers: 19
  • 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 above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • 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.
Database Manager on April 28, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on November 20, 2005:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Moving, electrification, and re-installation of existing ca. 1908 W.W. Kimball organ from old church on Broadway to new edifice. Electrified primaries and ventil stop actions. Installed Swell behind Great in a deep chamber on the right side of the chancel with poor tonal egress. New Reisner console. One tonal change by Harold Curryer of Spokane: original Swell 8' Oboe replaced from TC up with a used Moller 8' Trumpet. Original Oboe pipes under regulator. In 1998, Meadway & Stettner de-piped the organ and cleaned/repaired alll the pipes, releathered stoppers, made misc. repairs, and installed two new sets of shutters added to make entire organ expressive and improve tonal egress. Chests and ventil stop actions still need complete restoration.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the console June, 1994
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1994-06-01

Great Pipework: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1994-06-01

Pedal Pipework (16' Bourdon and 8' Violoncello): Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1994-06-01

Swell Pipework: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1994-06-01

Swell Pipework: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1994-06-01

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