Pipe Organ Database

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Rieger Orgelbau (1976)

Location:

First Unitarian Church
730 Halstead Rd., Sharpley
Wilmington, DE 19803 US
Organ ID: 8246

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ is unaltered from its 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: Slider
  • 40 ranks. 3 manuals. 25 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 25
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • 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 hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
David Storey on April 10, 2021:

Organ visited on April 8, 2021, in working order and regularly used for worship.

We received the most recent update for this note from David Storey on April 10, 2021.

Database Manager on November 26, 2012:

Updated through online information from Alex Smith.

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

Database Manager on December 12, 2005:

Updated through online information from David Schelat.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1996

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Mechanical presets.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Specification from builder's web site
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Main case: Photograph by David Storey. Taken on 2021-04-08

Keydesk: Man I HW, Man II SW, Man II BW: Photograph by David Storey. Taken on 2021-04-08

Right stop jamb: HW on right, BW on left: Photograph by David Storey. Taken on 2021-04-08

Left stop jamb: SW on Right, PED on left: Photograph by David Storey. Taken on 2021-04-08

Pedalboard showing combination and coupler reverser pedals. Knobs are engaged in combination action by turning the knob 90degrees. All mechanical: Photograph by David Storey. Taken on 2021-04-08

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