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J. C. Taylor (& Co.) (1998)

Originally W. W. Kimball Co. (1901)

Location:

St. Willebrord R.C. Church
209 S. Adams Street
Green Bay, WI 54301 US
Organ ID: 51170

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 18 ranks. 1,060 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 18 stops. 18 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 18
  • Registers: 18
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 09, 2013:

Updated through online information from Richard C Greene.

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

Database Manager on April 14, 2013:

Updated through online information from Rodney J. Weed. -- The Console needs to be redone. While there are combination pistons on the organ they are not connected so the console has no combination system at this time.

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

Database Manager on April 12, 2013:

This is a rebuild of an existing organ. Identified by Rodney J. Weed, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- The following information was put together by David Bohn from information from J.C. Taylor. "St. Willibrord's Parish was founded in 1864. Construction on the church began in 1889, with the new church building constructed around the old; when the new outer building was nearing completion, the inner, original building was dismantled and removed. The Kimball organ was constructed with the two manual divisions side by side; the Swell division is to the left as one faces the case, and the Great is on the right, with the enclosed stops in front of the smaller Great swell-box. The two pedal ranks are installed behind the swell boxes, with the Open Diapason behind the Swell box, and the Bourdon behind the Great. Originally tubular-pneumatic, the action was electrified and the console replaced; the original wind chests survive, with electropneumatic magnet boxes hanging below the windchests, connected to the primaries by short lengths of lead tubing. Over the years the organ was enlarged and altered by multiple hands, such that portions of the Great Gamba and Gemshorn were lost; replacement pipework was made by J.B. Meyer to match the surviving pipes of each rank. The mixture had been installed at some point in the past; it was repitched by J. C. Taylor. The trumpet/trombone rank is from 1998; it replaced another trumpet rank. The chest holding the Trumpet and Mixture had been located on top of the swell boxes; it has been relocated to a location that places it at nearly the same chest level as the rest of the manual pipework. The top octave extension of the Bourdon is of open wood pipes, and is installed under the manual chests. The Melodia, Stopped Diapason, Flute d'Amour, and pedal ranks are of wood. The Principal is a replacement by J. C. Taylor; it replaced a Celeste which had replaced a Dulciana, and the Fifteenth replaced a Vox Humana prior to Taylor's work. The mixture is composed 15-19-22 at low c, breaking at treble and high c's

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 on April 5, 2013 Organ Crawl
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Gallery and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2013-04-05

Console: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2013-04-05

Swell Stopkeys: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2013-04-05

Great Stopkeys: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2013-04-05

Pneumatic Tubing: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2013-04-05

Pedal Bourdon: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2013-04-05

Bellows (left) and Pedal Bourdon (right): Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2013-04-05

Chimes: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2013-04-05

Church Exterior: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2013-04-05

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