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Gabriel Kney & Co. (1973)

Location:

St. Aloysius R.C. Church
1234 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI US
Organ ID: 3327

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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
  • 33 ranks. 2 manuals. 24 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 24
  • Position: Detached keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 05, 2018:

Updated by William M. Worden, who has heard or played the organ.
The Kney has swell shades at both the front and the back of the swell box. The organ is slightly off-center in the gallery; the trackers run under the gallery floor and when installation was begun and the floor was opened up to provide runs for the trackers it was discovered that there was a very large reinforced concrete beam dead center under the stepped floor of the gallery. The organ had to be moved slightly to one side so the trackers would pass next to that beam. As originally planned, the organ was to have been placed in the basement well of this unusual church, against the liturgical east wall of the well, where it would presumably speak into both the main floor and the balcony. The 1930 Kilgen formerly in the chambers at either side of the chancel has been gone from about the time that the Kney was installed. New Syndyne combination action c. 2013 by Renaissance Pipe Organ, Ann Arbor.

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

Database Manager on January 10, 2013:

Updated through online information from Gregory Hamilton. -- Organ still there as of 2011

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Database Manager on July 20, 2010:

Updated through online information from Tom Nichols.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1977

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Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rear gallery. [There is a 1930 Kilgen Op. 4516 in chancel chambers.]

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
1977 OHS convention booklet: Open In New Tab Digital scan of a published document, courtesy of William M. Worden. Originally published 2018-04-02
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Adapted from William M. Worden: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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