Pipe Organ Database

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Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (1908)

Location:

Zion Lutheran School
1557 West Seidler Road
Auburn, MI 48611 US
Organ ID: 3404

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • 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
  • 15 ranks. 2 divisions. 2 manuals. 14 stops. 14 registers.
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
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 14
  • Registers: 14
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical 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: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 22, 2013:

Updated through online information from Brian Fowler. -- The organ is in general use and has been so since installed. It has suffered from some misguided attempts at refurbishment but nothing drastic. The wind pressure was lowered to 2" from what appears to have been the original 3". Action was re-nutted at some time with thick felt punchings installed at all joints. New nuts and bushing cloth punchings have been installed making the action much more responsive. Facade pipes were originally stenciled then over painted at some time in the organ's life. Restoration of the stencil paint work was not approved due to cost. The pipes are being re-painted with a durable "gold" finish with very light preparation work so as to preserve the stencil patterns under the paint for future reference, and hopefully restoration.

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 1974

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

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