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Unknown Builder

Originally John Brown

Location:

St. Albertus Catholic Church
4231 St. Aubin Street
Detroit, MI 48207 US
Organ ID: 66155

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from William M. Worden on August 30, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
Great, Swell, Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from William M. Worden on August 30, 2020.
Gallery:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from William M. Worden on August 30, 2020.
William M. Worden on August 30, 2020:

The organ is a John Brown tracker moved here and electrified with pneumatic pulldowns and slider motors. The organ was clearly built for a smaller space and the pipework has been roughly cut up, apparently to get more volume. The case was built for this site. The case up to the impost is actually stud wall and above there is an unusual pipe fence display.

We received the most recent update for this note from William M. Worden on August 30, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Nave and organ case in the gallery: Photograph by Online digital collections of the Detroit Public Library. Taken approx. post-1970

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