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W. W. Kimball Co. (Opus 34-7-17, 1934)

Location:

First Church of Christ, Scientist
355 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, NJ 08033 US
Organ ID: 70628

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Christ, Scientist
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on April 03, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 10 ranks. 725 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 15 stops. 27 registers.
Great, Swell & Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by W. W. Kimball Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on April 03, 2022.
Chancel:
  • Built by W. W. Kimball Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 15
  • Registers: 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: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on April 03, 2022.
Paul R. Marchesano on April 03, 2022:

This well-designed unit organ seems to reflect the times of trouble in the Great Depression. The organ contract, August 9, 1934, was for $3,250, payble in 3 payments of $325 and a payment of $2250 when the organ was complete. It also came with a contract dated August 14, 1934, in which Kimball was to provide free maintenance and tuning for 12 months from date of completion, which was promised as December 25, 1934.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on April 03, 2022.
Original contract, dated August 9, 1934: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on April 03, 2022.
Contract: Open In New Tab Original contract
Document created on 1934-08-09
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on April 03, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Facade and nave with console visible at bottom left: Photograph from an archival source: OrganMediaFoundation YouTube video, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2022-04-03

Organ chamber facade: Photograph from an archival source: Still capture from Organ Media Foundation video (Brent Johnson)., submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2022-04-03

Kimball console (after solid state conversion).: Photograph from an archival source: Still capture from Organ Media Foundation video (Brent Johnson)., submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2022-04-03

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