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Bates & Culley (1910)

Location:

Zionsville Reformed Church / Zionsville United Church of Christ
5981 Fountain Road
Old Zionsville, PA 18068 US
Organ ID: 57689

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Reformed Churches (RCA, CRC, URC, PRC)
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on January 13, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 15 ranks. 853 pipes. 1 divisions. 2 manuals. 15 stops. 27 registers.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 15
  • Registers: 27
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on January 13, 2021.
Paul R. Marchesano on January 13, 2021:

Previously listed as unknown builder, a newspaper article confirms the builder as Bates & Culley. The organ cost $2500, $1000 of which was supplied by Andrew Carnegie.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on January 13, 2021.

Database Manager on January 30, 2016:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by William Dunklin, using information found in a vintage postcard.

A vintage postcard shows a 2 manual pipe organ standing in a chamber at the right side of an Akron plan room. It has a polychromed pipe fence facade with two minor towers. The attached console has knobs on terraced jambs. The Zionsville Reformed Church is now known as the Zionsville United Church of Christ, but occupies the same building.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From newspaper article: Open In New Tab The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 3 Nov 1910, Page 9. Originally published Nov 3, 1910
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on January 13, 2021.
Description of the New Organ at Old Zionsville: Open In New Tab Detailed description of the organ and report of the dedication.
Document created on 1910-11-03
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on January 13, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case: (ca. 1910) Vintage Postcard; image courtesy of William Dunklin.

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