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Wigton Pipe Organs (1984)

Originally Casavant Frères Ltée. (1890)

Location:

First Congregational Church UCC
102 Church Street
Romeo, MI 48065 US
Organ ID: 54401

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • 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 July 29, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 16 ranks. 930 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 14 stops. 16 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 29, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 14
  • Registers: 16
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard not meeting AGO standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 29, 2018.
Database Manager on February 25, 2015:

Updated through online information from Timothy Tikker.

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

Database Manager on February 23, 2015:

This entry describes alterations to an existing organ. Identified by Timothy Tikker, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- Date of original organ installation per church organ history brochure, stating that purchase was authorized 26 July 1890. The Casavant firm rebuilt their organ in 1939.

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 February 22, 2015
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
History of the Congregational Church Organ: Open In New Tab Church brochure
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Robert Ross. Taken on 2015-11-08

Manuals and Stopkeys: Photograph by Robert Ross. Taken on 2015-11-08

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Robert Ross. Taken on 2015-11-11

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