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David W. Skinner (Organ Co.)

Originally W. W. Kimball Co. (1924)

Location:

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
5472 S. Kimbark Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 66667

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on November 19, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • 6 divisions. 3 manuals.
Main:
  • Built by Unknown Builder
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 6
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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 angled jambs.
  • 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 Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on November 19, 2020.
Jim Stettner on November 19, 2020:

Updted through onlin infomation from Andew Sporner (as posted on Facebook International Pipe Organ Professionals Forum 11/18/2020), -- The final instrument was something on the order of 60 ranks and included discarded ranks from the University of Chicago Skinner organ that Roderer put in in the 1970's (after they found the original skinner ranks).

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on November 19, 2020.

Jim Stettner on November 19, 2020:

Rebuild and enlargement of the original W.W. Kimball organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on November 19, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2013-10-21

Church interior: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2016-04-02

Altar with exposed pipework and chamber behind: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2018-01-11

Console: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2013-05-22

Console: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2013-05-22

Pipework in chamber: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2013-05-22

Exposed pipework behind altar: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2013-05-22

Exposed pipework behind altar: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2013-05-22

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