Pipe Organ Database

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W. W. Kimball Co. (Opus 7075, 1930)

Location:

First United Methodist Church
1831 Arlington Ave.
Bessemer, AL 35020 US
Organ ID: 22617

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 22 ranks. 1,416 pipes. 3 divisions. 3 manuals. 22 stops. 33 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center 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: 3
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 22
  • Registers: 33
  • 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.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb 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 February 07, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on January 06, 2006:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the console February, 1988
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Organ Recital: Open In New Tab Program for first recital on the organ, with a description of the instrument on the fourth page.
Document created on 1930-03-14
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2005-05-19

Swell Pipework: Oboe, Traverso, Celeste, Stopped Flute, Salicional, Bourdon: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2006-10-21

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2006-10-21

Builder's Opus Number plate (above knee board): Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2006-10-21

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