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Rodgers Organ Co. (Instrument Corp.) (1993)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (1920)

Location:

First Christian Church
415 S. Church St.
Burlington, NC 27215 US
Organ ID: 63738

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Disciples of Christ / Christian Church
  • The organ is unaltered 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 Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 13 ranks. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Position: In center 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 February 11, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • 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 flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • 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 February 11, 2019.
Database Manager on February 11, 2019:

Identified through online information from Don Sizemore. -- Updated by Don Sizemore, listing conversations with this person as the source of the information: Ann Strange.

The Austin pipework was retained in a 1993 Rogers hybrid in regular use today.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on February 10, 2019:

Rodgers digital organ replaced original console, additional pipes in display by Rodgers.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Original Austin pipework retained in 1993 Rodgers hybrid: Photograph by Don Sizemore. Taken on 2018-12-02

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