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W. Zimmer & Sons, Inc. (Opus 39, 1967)

Location:

Residence: Private
Portsmouth, VA US
Organ ID: 66495

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on October 26, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Direct electric
  • 3 ranks. 231 pipes. 1 divisions. 2 manuals. 3 stops. 11 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
  • Built by W. Zimmer & Sons, Inc.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 26, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by W. Zimmer & Sons, Inc.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 3
  • Registers: 11
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on October 26, 2020.
Jim Stettner on October 26, 2020:

This organ was originally built for the Greensboro, North Carolina residence of Dr. Kathryn Eskey. It is not known when it came to Portsmouth nor who installed it. It was later sold to Josh Ziemski of Norwich, Connecticut and installed in his home there.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on October 26, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console and pipes: Photograph by Unknown Photographer; submitted by Josh Ziemski. Taken approx. ca. 2018

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