M. P. Möller (Opus 8210, 1951)


Caldwell Methodist / First United Methodist Church
Central and Market Streets
Caldwell, KS 67022 US
Organ ID: 32545

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • 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 November 29, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 9 ranks. 640 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 9 stops. 20 registers.
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on November 29, 2018.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 9
  • Registers: 20
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on November 29, 2018.
Database Manager on November 29, 2018:

Updated by Burton Tidwell, the builder.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on December 23, 2007:

Identified through online information from Burton K. Tidwell. -- Building constructed in 1914; first organ built by Kilgen in 1918 purchased with a matching grant from the Carnegie foundation. Little is knowm about it except that it was installed across the front of the choir loft behind a facade with attached console and presumably tubular pneumatic action. The Möller was 9 ranks, placed high in the room to the left in a former Sunday School room at the end of the large horse-shoe balcony above the choir loft. It was damaged from a roof leak in 1968, removed and rebuilt at the Möller plant in 1969 and rededicated by Burton K. Tidwell in his senior year of high school. In 1996, the original Great Principal 4 was replaced with pipework built to the author's specifications by Schantz as well as the trebles of the Swell unit Rohrfloete together with a complete revoicing of that stop. In 2003, failing leather in the switching prompted a complete rewiring of the organ and console with solid-state equipment, new tilting-tablet assembly, and combination action. The pneumatic tremulants also have been replaced. Future memorial work is pending but the basic organ will remain unaltered as it has served the church well for nearly six decades.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the factory specifications via the OHS Archives
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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