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Farrand & Votey Organ Co. (1891)

Location:

Chestnut Street Methodist / Brown Memorial CME Church
809 W. Chestnut Street
Louisville, KY 40203 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 2594

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is playable, but not in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on February 09, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Pneumatic
  • 17 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 18 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic 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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 18
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 08, 2012:

Updated through online information from Stephan Drexler. -- Bellows replaced by 2 tiny ones in 1970s, inadequate to wind more than a few stops. Pneumatics recovered; operate poorly. 8' Gt Trumpet missing and stop jamb plugged. coupler knobs replaced with reed organ type. Changes were done by J. Andrew Sack. If the reservoir were restored anywhere close to original size the organ is intact enough to restore with little work needed to pipework. Chests and frames are solid.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Gone?

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

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: User: Nyttend on Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain), submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2012-09-15

Front of sanctuary with organ: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. Easter, 2018

Sanctuary interior with organ: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2018-06-11

Organ case: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2018-06-22

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