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Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (1907)

Location:

Nora Store
30707 475th Ave.
Nora, SD 57001 US
Organ ID: 66582

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Museums
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on November 05, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 7 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 7 stops.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on November 05, 2020.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on November 05, 2020.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on November 05, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 7
  • 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: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on November 05, 2020.
Jim Stettner on November 05, 2020:

The Pedalboard has radiating sharps.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on November 06, 2020.

Jim Stettner on November 05, 2020:

Organ came from the Norwegian Lutheran Church in Lake Preston, SD. Acquired privately and stored in Old Main at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. Around 1989 it was acquired by Mike Pedersen and set-up at the Nora Store in Nora, South Dakota.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on November 05, 2020.
Need a dash of Christmas spirit? Come to Nora Store: Open In New Tab Newspaper article about the Nora Store, owner Mark Pedersen, and the Kilgen pipe organ
Document created on 2014-11-26
We received the most recent update for this document from Jim Stettner on November 05, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Store exterior: Photograph by Mike Pedersen; store Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2018-11-24

Organ inside store: Photograph by Mike Pedersen; store Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2018-11-24

Keydesk and facade: Photograph by Mike Pedersen; store Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2012-11-22

Keydesk: Photograph by Mike Pedersen; store Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2014-12-09

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