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The J. W. Walker & Sons, Ltd. Organ (Opus 15052, 1987)

Location:

Kamehameha Schools
1887 Makua Kane St.
Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817 US
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel
Organ ID: 24426

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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 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: Slider
  • 55 ranks. 2,983 pipes. 3 divisions. 3 manuals. 41 stops. 41 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case 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: 3
  • Stops: 41
  • Registers: 41
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 25, 2013:

Updated through online information from anthony meloni. -- I have been maintaining this organ since 2001. I have performed a substantial amount of restorative work to the organ, including replacement of sagging pipe resonators, and continuous maintenance. I will be removing all pipework in March 2014 for a thorough cleaning, and releathering of offset chests.

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

Database Manager on April 26, 2009:

Update through information posted to PIPORG-L April 26, 2009: -- Termites don't eat mahogany. Oak on the other hand, they eat for breakfast, unless it is specially treated. ...
The Walker at Kamehameha School Chapel has a case which is made entirely of Koa, a local wood. As a point of interest, while oak and mahogany may sell for about $4-6.00 per board ft., Koa sells for about $40.00 per board ft. But when you own Koa forests like the Kamehameha Schools, this is not really an issue. It is also used for furniture, and is quite beautiful ... .

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

Database Manager on October 28, 2006:

Identified through on-line 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 from James R. Stettner
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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