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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 259, 1906)

Location:

Knox Presbyterian Church
400 Edmonton Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2M2 CA
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 47742

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Pneumatic
  • 36 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 32 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 32
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 02, 2011:

Updated through on-line information from The Zach.

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

Database Manager on February 21, 2011:

Originally installed in building on the corner of Ellice Avenue and Donald Street and moved to new building on the corner of Edmonton Street and Qu'Appelle Avenue in 1917 with no apparent changes. Congregation voted to become part of the United Church of Canada in 1925. Electrified and given a new console as opus 1947 in 1949 and ultimately discarded in 1968 to make way for opus 2992, which reused the casework and the console.

We received the most recent update for this note from The Zach on September 06, 2020.
Stoplist courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from The Zach on September 06, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Engraving of original church building.: Photograph from an archival source: Archiseek, submitted by The Zach. Taken approx. ca. 1884

New church building exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Archives of Manitoba, submitted by The Zach. Taken approx. 1920s

Organ being reinstalled in new church: Photograph from an archival source: Casavant Frères Archives , submitted by The Zach. Taken approx. 1917

Facade with console to the right: Photograph from an archival source: Casavant Frères Archives, submitted by The Zach. Taken approx. 1917

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