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Bert Keates (1947)

Location:

Vanneck United Church
22651 Vanneck Road
Vanneck, ON, ON N0M 2A0 CA
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 69521

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Church of Canada
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Ian Mason on October 29, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 2 manuals. 27 stops.
Chancel:
  • Built by Bert Keates
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 27
  • 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: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Ian Mason on October 29, 2021.
Ian Mason on October 29, 2021:

Vanneck United Church closed in July, 2021. Its 2-manual pipe organ was produced by Bert Keates in 1947 when the Keates Organ Co. was located in London, ON. Vanneck is a hamlet consisting of the church and three homes, one of which was the former manse, located a few kms northwest of London, ON. The organ was installed as a memorial to those members of the congregation who served and died in World Wars I and II. As of the time of reporting (Oct. 29, 2021), the organ is being offered free of charge.

We received the most recent update for this note from Ian Mason on October 29, 2021.
Taken from console: Open In New Tab Originally published Aug. 20, 2021
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Ian Mason on October 29, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Ian Mason. Taken on 2021-08-20

Pedal stop tabs: Photograph by Ian Mason. Taken on 2021-08-20

Great stop tabs: Photograph by Ian Mason. Taken on 2021-08-20

Swell stop tabs: Photograph by Ian Mason. Taken on 2021-08-20

Chamber interior: Photograph by Ian Mason. Taken on 2021-08-20

Upper part of chamber interior: Photograph by Ian Mason. Taken on 2021-08-20

Sanctuary, with organ facade and central pipe tower: Photograph by Ian Mason. Taken on 2021-08-20

Builder's nameplate: Photograph by Ian Mason. Taken on 2021-08-20

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