OHS Database ID 4672.
The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 3, 2018.
Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.
Two manuals. 3 divisions. 8 stops. 8 registers. 8 ranks. Manual compass is 53 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.
The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.
Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard. Hitchdown couplers.
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|Organ. Photograph by Keith Williams 2010-04-19|
|Keydesk with chimes keyboard. Photograph by Keith Williams 2010-04-19|
|Pedalboard and expression shoe. Photograph by Keith Williams 2010-04-19|
|Expression shoe detail. Photograph by Keith Williams 2010-04-19|
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First United Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Illinois 1901 Hinners (Stoplist: David Schnute from T 15:3:18) GREAT 8' Open Diapason 8' Melodia 8' Dulciana SWELL 8' Leiblich Gedackt 8' Flute 8' Salicional 8' Violin Diapason PEDAL 16' Bourdon Great Octave Great to Pedal Swell to Pedal Swell to Great
First United Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, IL 61448 Hinners & Albertsen, Pekin, Illinois (1900? Op. 458?) Great 61 notes Gr. Open Diapason 8’ 1-21 zinc, in façade, 13-61 sm #22 scribed “0 458 sc43 Open A” Gr. Melodia 8’ 1-12 sw, 13-48 ow, 49-61 sm Gr. Dulciana 8’ (1-12 from Melodia) 13-61 sm, scrolls #13 scribed “sc56” Swell 61 notes Sw. Violin Diapason 8’ 1-14 zinc, in façade, 15-61 sm Sw. Lieblich Gedackt 8’ 1-48 sw, 49-61 sm Sw. Salicional 8’ (1-12 from Gedackt) 13-61 sm, scrolls Sw. Flute 8’ (sic –actually 4’) 1-5 zinc, 6-61 sm #6 scribed “458 (?) Fl Dolce F” Sw. Tremolo. Pedal 27 notes 16’ Bourdon 1-27 sw Sw. to Gr. Coupler Sw. to Ped. Coupler Gr. to Ped. Coupler Gr. Oct. Coupler Blowers Signal hand pumping mechanism intact and functional Early electric blower with ½ hp 1750 rpm Century motor, PS frame Manual keys have celluloid naturals and ebony sharps Pedal keys have maple naturals and walnut sharps Pitch +/- A432.5 , w.p. 3”? The organ sits in the front of the chancel, slightly elevated, in a rather ornate oak case. The façade pipes were originally multicolored (some traces of original paint remain on the backs of some pipes) but are now painted white with gold mouths. In order that the organist could have some sightline to the choir to the left of the organ, the Swell is angled 45 degrees from the Great and keydesk. [Received via e-mail from Keith Williams April 22, 2010]