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Henry Pilcher's Sons (Opus 440, 1902)

Location:

St. Joseph's R.C. Church
Macon, GA US
Organ ID: 16316

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is no longer extant; destroyed.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 44 ranks. 3 manuals. 39 stops.
All:
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 39
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • 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 May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 24, 2005:

Online update from Dennis Huthnance -- The mechanical action was replaced by an electro-pneumatic action in the 1930s. This instrument was damaged by a violent storm in the late 1960s and the Great division became unplayable. In 1984 it was decided to replace the instrument by a new organ built by Schlicker. The original Pilcher organ case and console were retained in the new instrument along with the entire vox humana and several of the pedal division pipes.

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

Database Manager on April 06, 2005:

Identified through information from the Pilcher factory ledgers and list of Pilcher organs typed by William E. Pilcher of Louisville. For more information see the document referenced below.

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

Database Manager on April 06, 2005:

Original price: $8500. Echo played from Sw. El. Motor. Reb. 1937 as Op. 1829.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Pilcher Organs: Open In New Tab Summary of Pilcher Sources by Soosie Schmitt
Document created on 2005-04-05
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1910s).

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1900s).

Builder name plate: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-03-14

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