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Bradley Rule / B. Rule & Co. (2008)

Originally George Jardine & Son (1867)

Location:

St. Joseph the Carpenter, Episcopal
345 Hardin Ln.
Sevierville, TN 37862 US
Organ ID: 37018

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • 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: Slider
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
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: 3
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 01, 2009:

Additional notes received via e-mail from Bradley Rule: -- "For now, the organ lacks a Swell Oboe, though the toeboard is there and functional. We have a 19th century Oboe proposed for installation once the church comes up with the necessary funds. The move to Salisbury Pres entailed the loss of the original wind system, so the organ now plays off one huge schwimmer. The work at the B. Rule shop included Chest retabling and restoration, pipe repairs, and key action rebuild."

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

Database Manager on November 07, 2008:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Acquired from Salisbury Presbyterian Church in 2007. The organ was removed by St. Joseph parishioners under the supervision of Bradley Rule, who subsequently restored the organ and installed it in Sevierville in 2008. The organ is free-standing and encased in the rear gallery with a 3-sectional facade of 15 gold-painted pipes arranged: 5-5-5. The organ was blessed at a ceremony open to the public beginning at 10:30 a.m on April 19, 2008 - and featuring several area organists. Sources: church website; on-line Knoxville News-Sentinel article.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from B. Rule
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-06-26

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