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St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal
North Maple St.
Eaton, Ohio 45320


OHS Database ID 17379.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 24, 2019.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Two manuals. 16 stops. 10 ranks. 653 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified through information in Vol. VIII p. 81 of the factory ledger and a list of Pilcher organs typed by William E. Pilcher of Louisville. For more information see the document referenced below. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • Original price: $3550. Rebuild. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • Updated by Stanley Ashworth, who maintains the organ.
    Swell ranks have 73 note range and the flute rank is 97 notes.
    The Barckhoff 1884 organ was damaged in a fire that swept the church ,and the Pilcher organ used 7 ranks of pipes from the old organ,adding 3 new ranks.All the rest was new in 1932. The organ was replaced in 1971 and moved to my residence in Greensboro,NC where I maintain it. It is played regularly. (Thurlow Weed. July 24, 2019)

Online Documents

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  • Pilcher Organs. Summary of Pilcher Sources by Soosie Schmitt. Author: Author not identified Source: Unpublished monograph. Document Date. April 5, 2005.

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  • Original document from Stanley Ashworth.. Source: stoplist taken from the console
    Eaton, OH
    St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal
    Organ by Henry Pilcher's Sons opus 1562 was built in 1932 utilizing seven 
    ranks of pipes from the previous sanctuary organ built in 1884 by Carl
    Barckhoff.  The Pilcher organ was in use from 1932 until 1971.		
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Melodia
    8' Dulciana
    4' Principal
    4' Flute Harmonic
    Swell to Great 16'
    Swell to Great 8'
    Swell to Great 4'
    Bourdon 16'
    English Diapason 8'
    Viol d' Orchestra 8'
    Rohr Flute 8'
    Salicional 8'
    Flute d' Amour 4'
    Piccolo 2'
    Oboe Syn. 8'
    Swell to Swell 16'
    Swell to Swell 4'
    Swell Unison Off
    Bourdon 16'
    Lieblich Gedeckt 16' (Sw)
    Dolce Flute 8' (Sw)
    Great to Pedal 8'
    Swell to Pedal 8'
  • Click Here Original document from Stanley Ashworth.. Source: stoplist taken from the console Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.