Austin Organ Co. (1924)

Originally A. B. Felgemaker Co. (1912)

Location:

Shiloh Tabernacle / Christian Catholic Church
Zion City, IL US
Organ ID: 52395

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Status and Condition:

  • The organ is no longer extant; destroyed.
  • 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
  • 72 ranks. 4 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Rick Erickson on February 15, 2021:

The following data was printed on a vintage postcard, c 1930: Width, 40 feet Height, 30 feet Depth, 20 feet Weight, 56,000 pounds Number of organs, 7 Number of Registers, 219 Number of Pipe (sic), 5,124 Number of Chimes, 20 Number of Miles Electric Wires, 1,300 Number of Miles of Cables, 28 Kinetic Blower operated operated by a 10 Horse power motor, furnishing 4,000 cubic feet of air per minute.

We received the most recent update for this note from Rick Erickson on February 15, 2021.

Database Manager on February 14, 2014:

This entry describes alterations to an existing organ. Identified by T. Daniel Hancock, using information found in an un-named publication. -- Austin provided a new electro-pneumatic detached console for the 1912 tubular pneumatic, modifying the action as required. In addition, some minor channges were made to specification nomenclature, and some tops were extended, added, or duplexed. The couplers, combination action, and accessories were also revised. The organ remained in this state, serving much more reliably, until it burned along with the wooden tabernacle in 1937.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist (Austin Organ Co. Records, via. correspondence from church members, 1987-12-21)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Pipe Facade and Console: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1910s).

Church Interior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1910s).

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