Pipe Organ Database

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W. W. Kimball Co. (1908)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
Lewistown, IL 61542 US
Organ ID: 48187

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original 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: Information unknown or not applicable
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 22, 2011:

Identified through on-line information from Ronald Crowl. -- This large rural example of a Kimball tubular-pneumatic organ had adjustable combination action - 3 pistons for Swell and 3 for Great, the "setting" accomplished by means of "adjustable knobs" above the stop terraces, using the "trip-shoe" method as outlined in Stainer's work "The Organ." The Trumpet rank disappeared in the 1950s and was replaced with a 4' Principal of unknown origin. The Swell contains a rare example of a two-rank Celeste of thin scale, unusual for Kimball during this period. The organ's casework is large and imposing and the sound of the organ was bright and clear and filled the space admirably.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from console and notes, 1970s
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case (ca. 1910): Vintage Postcard; image courtesy of William Dunklin.

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