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Henry Pilcher's Sons (Opus 1053, 1920)

Location:

First Christian Church
Augusta, GA US
Organ ID: 8191

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Disciples of Christ / Christian Church
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 14 ranks. 3 manuals. 21 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 21
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection with pneumatic assists (e.g., Barker levers).
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Freie Kombinationen, i.e., German style switches above stop controls.
  • 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 Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 11, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from John McCraney. -- The stoplist on this site shows a blank knob on Swell. The original knob said either Oboe or Oboe Gamba 8 (reedless pipes that were in place and working). The list on this site says that all three Pedal stops were borrows. The Pedal borrowed the Swell 16 Bourdon. The 16 Pedal Diapason is open wood, with the Pedal 8' flute being an extension of the 16. The choir was console preparation only. Swell pedal mechanical. The console worked quite well except for the Choir keys, which did not even play with the Sw-Ch couplers. Some notes were dead, and the combination action was sluggish. The console was moved to the basement several years ago, the rest is still in situ, but a Johannus is now used along with piano. The console was a beautiful piece of workmanship in excellent condition except for normal age-related problems (e.g. pneumatics to activate combination). I believe the keys and possibly the coupler tablets were ivory--sharps ebony. -- Manual ranks have 73 pipes for super octave couplers

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Original price: $6375. Choir was prepared, but not installed. 3 Pedal stops are borrowed. Adjustable combination action.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

William E. Pilcher's typed list says 2m.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from Louis Playford
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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