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Reuter Organ Co. (Opus 1629, 1968)

Location:

Washburn University
Topeka, KS US
White Concert Hall
Organ ID: 21461

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 50 ranks. 2,844 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 41 stops. 55 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 41
  • Registers: 55
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible 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 August 27, 2012:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Console renovated by Reuter in 1997.

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

Database Manager on February 08, 2009:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Organ is in regular use for concerts and recitals, and occasional silent film accompaniment. White hall is also the primary venue for the Topeka Symphony Orchestra.

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

Database Manager on November 24, 2005:

Identified from the Reuter Opus List, provided by Chris Leaver, Reuter Organ Co., November, 2005.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>The American Organist</i> August 1969
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Stage of the concert hall: Photograph from an archival source: Reuter Organ Co archive, submitted by Max Mayse. Taken approx. 1968

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