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Mack Simons (2000)

Originally John Brown (Opus 11, 1890)

Location:

Residence: Capt. Mack Simons
167 Pinewood Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451 US
Great Room
Organ ID: 951

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on July 26, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 12 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 11 stops. 4 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider 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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 11
  • Registers: 4
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 64
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • 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 horizontal rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 24, 2012:

Updated through online information from Capt Mack Simons.

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

Database Manager on July 21, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from Capt Mack Simons.

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

Database Manager on May 12, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from Capt Mack Simons. -- I purchased this instrument Opus 11, from Mr. Fred Schur about 1974, moved into storage until 1985, full restoration 1998-2000, rededication recital in 2000 in its new home - Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23451

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

Database Manager on May 12, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from Capt Mack Simons.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From residence, Stanardsville, VA; via Gordonsville, VA Baptist church; via unknown church, Churchville, VA (?).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist courtesy of Mack Simons
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Façade and Key Desk: Photograph by Tom Brown. Taken on 2012-01-30

Keydesk: Photograph by Tom Brown. Taken on 2012-01-30

Swell Pipes: Photograph by Tom Brown. Taken on 2012-01-30

Walkboard and Pedal Bourdon: Photograph by Tom Brown. Taken on 2012-01-30

Roller with weights: Photograph by Tom Brown. Taken on 2012-01-30

Organ facade and keydesk: Photograph by Capt. Mack Simons. Taken approx. 2019

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