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Unknown Builder

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 4933, 1927)

Location:

Christian Science Church
Pontiac, MI US
Auditorium
Organ ID: 68785

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Christ, Scientist
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on July 26, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 9 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 9 stops. 22 registers.
Great (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Built by M. P. Möller
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on July 26, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Built by M. P. Möller
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on July 26, 2021.

Pedal (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Built by M. P. Möller
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on July 26, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by M. P. Möller
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 9
  • Registers: 22
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • 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 Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on July 26, 2021.
Jim Stettner on July 26, 2021:

Identified throguh online information from Joe Granger/J. Granger & Assoc. This is a 1927 Moller transplanted from the D.A. Davis Residence in Detroit, Michigan at an unknown date and by an unknown person or firm. It is installed in a front ceiling chamber above the Reader's Platform. The original windchest is an electro-pneumatic duplex chest, but the organ was re-chested on E-P unit chests for this re-installation. The church had closed in the distant past. The console has been upgraded with new stop controls and combination action, and a new relay controls switching in the chamber. The pipework is to be saved.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on July 26, 2021.
Stoplist taken from console and stoprail photos: Open In New Tab Originally published July 25, 2021
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on July 26, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Reader's platform with console at far left: Photograph by Joe Granger, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-07-27

Console: Photograph by Joe Granger, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-07-22

Console: Great stops: Photograph by Joe Granger, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-07-22

Console: Swell stops: Photograph by Joe Granger, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-07-22

Console: Pedal stops: Photograph by Joe Granger, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-07-22

Builder's nameplate: Photograph by Joe Granger, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-07-22

Expression louvers along stairwell: Photograph by Joe Granger, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-07-22

Main chest and pipework: Photograph by Joe Granger, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-07-22

Pipework: Photograph by Joe Granger, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-07-22

Offset string basses: Photograph by Joe Granger, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-07-22

8' Open Diapason basses: Photograph by Joe Granger, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-07-22

Vox Humana: Photograph by Joe Granger, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-07-22

Pedal Bourdon: Photograph by Joe Granger, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-07-22

Harp: Photograph by Joe Granger, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-07-22

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