Pipe Organ Database

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Owner (2021)

Originally Charles W. McManis Co. (1953)

Location:

Residence: Gary Pate
501 W 11th St.
Kansas City , MO 64105 US
Organ ID: 68821

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Gary pate on July 29, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 6 ranks. 366 pipes. 1 divisions. 1 manuals. 4 stops. 4 registers.
Manual:
  • Position: Portable instrument, fully movable.
  • Built by Charles W. McManis Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on July 30, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Charles W. McManis Co.
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 4
  • Registers: 4
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: No pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on July 30, 2021.
Jim Stettner on July 30, 2021:

(Notes copied from a related account): -- This was a mechanical action, but sliderless pilot model. Originally built for the McManis residence, in Kansas City, KS. It was sold to Fr. Ambrose Karels of Kansas City, MO. at unknown date. Fr. Karels later gave it to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Kansas City, MO. The organ was gifted to Gary Pate who will restore it for his home.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on July 30, 2021.

Gary pate on July 29, 2021:

Most of the pipes need lots of love. I am lucky to be an employee of the Reuter Organ Company so I have lots of good advice through the restoration process. As I can afford to do so I am learning as much as I can about Charles W, McManis and doing the best I can to make this piece of history a lasting, playing instrument.

We received the most recent update for this note from Gary pate on July 29, 2021.
From console : Open In New Tab Originally published 1953
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on July 30, 2021.
A Portativ in Two Parts: Open In New Tab Diapason article about the organ including stoplist and photo
We received the most recent update for this document from Gary Pate on July 30, 2021.

Instrument Images:

This is after loading into my truck from the basement of St. Mary’s after it was gifted to me by the church, now let the restoration begin!: Photograph by Gary pate. Taken on 2021-07-10

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