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Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc. View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Warrensburg, Missouri, since 1979.
Classification: Builder

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November 12, 2015:

From the OHS Database Builders Editor, May 22, 2016. —

Established in 1970 and located in Warrensburg, Missouri, Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc., is a full service company building, enlarging, rebuilding, and restoring pipe organs. Installations range in scope from small two-manual organs to very large instruments of four or five manuals and can be found throughout the United States.

The company primarily usees Blackinton-style electro-pneumatic slider windchests with pneumatic pallets for the main chests, and electro-pneumatic pouch chests for the reeds and unit ranks to allow some judicious borrowings and to facilitate the use of different pressures for the reed stops.

Staff: (2015)
Michael Quimby - President and Tonal Director
Timothy Daniel Hancock - registered architect responsible for working with Quimby clients and staff to assess facilities, design projects and coordinate installations.
Christopher Soer - General Manager
Chris Emerson - Head of Service Dept
Charles 'Chuck' Ford - Project Architect
Eric Johnson - Head Voicer
Janille Rehkop - Administration
Chirt Touch - Pipe maker
Carl Repp - Wood working
Brian Seever - Service Technician

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We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 03, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

Original article by Fox was for both founder and company, this was divided into separate articles for the Builders Listing. —Ed.
Born 1950; husband of Nancy Quimby [deceased]; with Campbell Organ Service of St. Joseph, Missouri, 1966-70; teacher, part-time organ work, 1971-79; founded Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc., in Warrensburg, Missouri, 1979; active 1996.

Staff: Joseph Adams; Christopher Emerson; Larry Lasater; Richard Miller; Marvin Murphree; Nancy Quimby; Robert Watkins.

Sources:

  • American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO) 1982 convention program, 31.
  • Organ Handbook 1989 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society), 56.
  • Michael Quimby.
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

 

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 03, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 123 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 1 Consoles

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