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Plog Organ Co.

Location:

St. John's U.C.C.
303 S. Smith St.
Smithton, IL 62285 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 69679

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Churches of Christ (UCC)
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on November 20, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 2 manuals.
Main:
  • Built by Plog Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • 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: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on November 20, 2021.
Jim Stettner on November 20, 2021:

Identified from a post by church Music Drector, Jordan Provost on Facebook Pipe Organ Garage Sale on Friday, November 20, 2021. -- "We are upgrading our church organ in southern Illinois and would like to send our current instrument to a good home/homes. It is a hodgepodge instrument that was assembled in pieces by the Plog Organ Company. The electrical system has begun to fail — as all wiring is wrapped in cotton, it would cost more to replace the wiring system than it is to purchase a new instrument. All equipment is for sale. The blower is a Meidinger. The flute pipes are lovely, but the organ does not support congregational singing. It would be ideal for a smaller space or a home organ. Price is negotiable for all of it or for parts. Willing to piece it out if desired. We are NOT shipping. Local pick-up only. I can help you disassemble and haul items out of the organ loft. Questions? Reach out and I’ll get back to you ASAP!" Asking price was initially $15,000.00, but this was quickly reduced. The pipe organ will be replaced by a new pipeless instrument.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on November 20, 2021.

Jim Stettner on November 20, 2021:

This entry represents a 'new' organ assembled from used parts and pipes.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on November 20, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook psge, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2015-11-16

Sanctuary interior with chambers at the front and console at the left: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-09-21

Organ chambers on front wall behind altar: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2019-12-01

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