Pipe Organ Database

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Gabriel Kney & Co. (Opus 112, 1989)

Exhibited in the 2016 OHS convention

Location:

First & Central Presbyterian Church
1101 Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801 US
Organ ID: 9517

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 38 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 29 stops. 29 registers.
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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 29
  • Registers: 29
  • Position: Detached keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Balanced tracker.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
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 11, 2005:

Updated through online information from Herbert V. Bendler. -- The organ retained a 16' open wood in the pedal which was from the Kilgen organ that was installed in the church in 1930. This stop is connected electrically - the rest of the organ is mechanical action.

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 1999

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Behind altar in chancel.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from 2016 OHS Convention Handbook
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case: Photograph by Alex Smith. Taken on 2012-06-20

Console: Photograph by Alex Smith. Taken on 2012-06-20

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Alex Smith. Taken on 2012-06-20

Organ case in front of church: Photograph by Joseph Routon. Taken on 2018-05-20

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