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Reuter Organ Co. (Opus 1236, 1958)

Originally W. W. Kimball Co. (1940)
Exhibited in the 1995 OHS convention

Location:

First Methodist Church
120 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 US
Organ ID: 5109

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes 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 Paul R. Marchesano on February 08, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 44 ranks. 2,877 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 50 stops. 36 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Exposed pipes visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 50
  • Registers: 36
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • 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 August 15, 2012:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Retained 16 ranks of the Kimball and added 28 new ranks.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1995.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Incorporates chests, the console and all but 5 ranks of W. W. Kimball, 1940.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on April 07, 2022.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Specification from factory specification and church web site
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Write-up from THE DIAPASON July 1940: Open In New Tab Stoplist and description
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on April 07, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and exposed pipework: Photograph from an archival source: 1995 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1995

Church interior: Photograph by Church website, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 0020-04-28

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