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Rainbow Organ Company

Originally W. W. Kimball Co.

Location:

Ridgeleigh Terrace
3965 Southern Blvd
Dayton, OH 45429 US
Organ ID: 67377

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Factory or commercial business, not retail
  • 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 Paul R. Marchesano on January 15, 2021.
Paul R. Marchesano on January 15, 2021:

Installed by Larry Stofer who passed away several years ago. The [original] home burned to the ground in 1995 and had an Aeolian pipe organ in it. When the house was rebuilt Virginia Kettering insisted that a pipe organ be reinstalled. The organ came from a private residence. -- Information from Matt Hunt via Facebook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on January 15, 2021.

Paul R. Marchesano on January 15, 2021:

The Charles F. Kettering House is a historic house on Ridgeleigh Road in Kettering, Ohio. Built in 1914, and reconstructed after a fire in 1995, it was the primary residence of inventor Charles F. Kettering, founder of Delco Electronics. The Tudor Revival house, also known as Ridgeleigh Terrace, was the first house in the United States with electric air conditioning using freon. The reconstructed house is now owned by Kettering Medical Center, which operates it as a conference center. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on January 15, 2021.
Taken from console: Open In New Tab Copied from console in stop key order
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on January 15, 2021.
Formatted Stoplist: Open In New Tab Formatted Stoplist for easier reading
Document created on 2021-01-15
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on January 15, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Don Daley, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-01-15

Interior pipework: Photograph by Don Daley, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-01-15

French Horn: Photograph by Don Daley, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-01-15

Traps: Photograph by Don Daley, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-01-15

Kimball piano in the organ.: Photograph by Don Daley, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-01-15

Glockenspiel: Photograph by Don Daley, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-01-15

Xylophone: Photograph by Don Daley, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-01-15

Celesta: Photograph by Don Daley, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-01-15

Gong: Photograph by Don Daley, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-01-15

Chime (can be repeating): Photograph by Don Daley, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-01-15

Bass Drum (damage): Photograph by Don Daley, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-01-15

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