(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.
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.