Pipe Organ Database

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W. W. Kimball Co. (1930)

Exhibited in the 2016 OHS convention

Location:

Atlantic City Convention Hall / Boardwalk Hall
2301 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 US
Adrian Phillips Ballroom
Organ ID: 14489

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on February 10, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 55 ranks. 4 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on February 10, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Horseshoe style console.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on February 10, 2019.
Database Manager on February 10, 2019:

Updated by Carter Mattoon, who has heard or played the organ.

In mid-2018, the organ has been partially restored. The restoration is incomplete but it is unknown (to me that is) how close it is to being restored. The organ has many dead notes.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 10, 2019.

Database Manager on October 20, 2011:

Updated through online information from Eric Dolch.

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

Database Manager on September 19, 2005:

Online update from David Kinyon -- Like its big brother, due to renovations in the hall, it is unplayable, although intact and unaltered. It is one of the largest theater/classical organs Kimball ever built. Full details are available on the ACCHOS website

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Specification from Boardwalk Hall web site and <i>Atlantic City's Musical Masterpiece</i> by Stephen D. Smith
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on July 17, 2020.
  • Historic Organ Restoration Committee, Inc. - Historic Organ Restoration Committee is the non-profit restoring the pipe organs of Historic Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall including the world's largest, Midmer-Losh Opus 5550 with 33,114 pipes.

Instrument Images:

Console from the front: Photograph by Thomas George. Taken on 2011-09-16

Console from the side: Photograph by Thomas George. Taken on 2011-09-16

Pedal Stopkeys: Photograph by Thomas George. Taken on 2011-09-16

Stopkeys left side: Photograph by Thomas George. Taken on 2011-09-16

Stopkeys Accompaniment Division: Photograph by Thomas George. Taken on 2011-09-16

Stopkeys left center: Photograph by Thomas George. Taken on 2011-09-16

Close-up of Kimball name plate: Photograph by Thomas George. Taken on 2011-09-16

Stopkeys center: Photograph by Thomas George. Taken on 2011-09-16

Stopkeys right center: Photograph by Thomas George. Taken on 2011-09-16

Stopkeys right side: Photograph by Thomas George. Taken on 2011-09-16

Close-up Stopkeys Bombarde division: Photograph by Thomas George. Taken on 2011-09-16

Pedalboard: Photograph by Thomas George. Taken on 2011-09-16

Pedal Percussion Toe Tabs: Photograph by Thomas George. Taken on 2011-09-16

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