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W. W. Kimball Co. (1942)

Location:

Louisiana Polytechnic Institute
Ruston, LA US
Howard Auditorium
Organ ID: 66309

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on May 27, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • 21 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 19 stops. 33 registers.
Main:
  • Built by W. W. Kimball Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 19
  • Registers: 33
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on May 27, 2022.
Jim Stettner on September 26, 2020:

The organ was electrified at an unknown date. In 1974, Dan Garland of Texas refurbished the instrument retaining the original console. The Choir division was replaced with a Positiv division and some other rescaling was done. Dan Garland replaced the original Kimball console with a new Schantz console in 1985.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on September 26, 2020.
From THE DIAPASON November 1942: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on May 27, 2022.

From THE DIAPASON November 1942: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on May 27, 2022.
Write-up from THE DIAPASON November 1942: Open In New Tab Stoplist and commentary
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on May 27, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Howard Auditorium exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Vintage postcard; image submitted by James R. Stettner, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1940's

Auditorium exterior: Photograph by hauntednation.blogspot.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

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