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W. W. Kimball Co. (1930)

Originally W. W. Kimball Co. (Opus 7047, 1929)

Location:

WAPI Radio
Birmingham, AL US
Studio
Organ ID: 26130

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Radio, Television and Movie Studios
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • 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 unit
  • 6 ranks. 1 divisions. 3 manuals. 6 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 1
  • Registers: 6
  • 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: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys in horseshoe curves.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 24, 2015:

Updated through online information from Gary Jones.

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

Database Manager on May 27, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ was originally built for the Marion Theatre in Marion, Ohio. It was a 2/8 there with a 6-rank main organ and a 2-rank Echo organ. Why it was removed in 1930 is unknown. It was reinstalled in Birmingham by Kimball. The Echo division was removed, and the original Kinura was replaced with an Orchestral Oboe. In 1953, the radio station moved and purchased a new Hammond. An executive with the station was a member at Southside Baptist Church, and arrangements were made to donate the organ to the church for installation in one of the auditoriums.

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

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