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W. W. Kimball Co.

Location:

First Church of Christ, Scientist
130 Monroe Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54301 US
Organ ID: 50362

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Christ, Scientist
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is playable, but not in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on October 24, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 9 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 9 stops. 17 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on October 24, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 9
  • Registers: 17
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on October 24, 2019.
Database Manager on October 24, 2019:

Updated by Christoph Wahl, who maintains the organ.

I inspected the instrument in late August of 2019. It is of nine stops. The original Vox Humana has been replaced with a modern 4\' Principal. The Concert Flute, Traverse Flute, and Piccolo stops on each manual are a single unit stop also extended as the second 16\' in the Pedal. The tenor c Celeste pipes are labeled \"4\' Violina\" and appear to have been shifted an octave to be used at unison pitch.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 25, 2019.

Database Manager on January 11, 2015:

Updated through online information from Randy Terry. -- The console is not a Kimball, but a Klann.

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

Database Manager on October 21, 2012:

Updated through online information from Rodney J. Weed. -- There is no builder's name plate on the organ. The name of W. W. Kimball was supplied by a church member who was with me the day I visited the organ.

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

Database Manager on August 29, 2012:

Identified through online information from Rodney J. Weed. -- When I stopped to see this organ and photograph it on August 26, 2012, I was shown around by a very nice member of the congregation, Mr. Richard Pence. He told me the organ was a Kimball. The console itself had no nameplate on it. Looking at the available stops on the organ it seems like something from the early 20th Century. Very weak on upper work. No pipes are visible in the church. The entire organ is located in a large chamber in the front of the church located just below the roof. The organ is very well maintained and everything works on it. It is very mellow in its sound, but not inspiring. I have many questions that when I have the chance I will look into them. The organ console has no name plate on it and nothing to say who its maker was or when it was put in the church. I doubt this is the original organ in this building. The cornerstone on this church has two date on it 1889 and 1904.

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 the console and August 26, 2012
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2012-08-26

Church Interior, Chancel, and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2012-08-26

Pipe Chamber: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2012-08-26

Pipework: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2012-08-26

Pipework and Shutters: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2012-08-26

Great Stopkeys: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2012-08-26

Swell Stopkeys: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2012-08-26

Pedal Stopkeys: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2012-08-26

Church Exterior: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2012-08-26

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