Pipe Organ Database

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Allen Harrah (2001)

Location:

Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane, WV 25526 US
sanctuary
Organ ID: 47306

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 45 ranks. 6 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 6
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 01, 2012:

Updated through online information from Scott Crowell.

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

Database Manager on November 11, 2010:

Identified through on-line information from William Dunklin. -- 45 ranks of actual pipe work built by Ruffatti, balance is Walker electronic voices. The console, supposedly the largest knob console in the world, was built by R.A. Colby of Johnson City, Tennessee with Rodgers style, light-up draw knobs. It is, indeed, 6 manuals.

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

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Rick Harrah. Taken approx. 2014

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