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Bradley Rule / B. Rule & Co. (1993)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 1272, 1911)

Location:

St. James Episcopal Church
100 St James Place
Eufaula, AL 36027 US
Organ ID: 70008

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on January 11, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 10 ranks. 555 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 10 stops. 15 registers.
ALL:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by M. P. Möller
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on January 11, 2022.
Keydesk:
  • Built by M. P. Möller
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 10
  • Registers: 15
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on January 11, 2022.
Paul R. Marchesano on January 11, 2022:

Originally thought to be c. 1912, the church website identifies the date as 1911.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on January 11, 2022.

Paul R. Marchesano on January 10, 2022:

B. Rule & Co. replaced the original Gt. Dulciana 8' and the Sw. AEoline 8' with a new Fifteenth 2' and old Trumpet 8', respectively. The Trumpet is a former H. Hall "English Horn" which was actually a medium-scale capped Trumpet 8'. We removed the caps and revoiced the pipes to provide a mild Trumpet with a smooth Oboe-like flavor. The pipes were provided by the Organ Clearing House.

We retained the original chest tables, but planed them flat, along with sliders and gibbs, and we re-shimmed the sliders.

A sense of the times of this instrument can be found inside the Great pallet box, in the form of a message from A. C. Carlson (a Moller worker?): "To Hell with the Kaiser!" -- note by the builder, advertisement in 1993 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on January 10, 2022.
Builder ad, 1993 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab Originally published 1993
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on January 11, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Facade visible at front right of chancel: Photograph from an archival source: Church website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano.

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