Pipe Organ Database

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Henry Pilcher's Sons (Opus 1127, 1922)

Location:

St. John's R.C.
Bradford, IL 61421 US
Organ ID: 16442

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Direct electric
  • 2 manuals. 9 stops. 9 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 9
  • Registers: 9
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 31, 2006:

Updated through on-line information from Gary Black. -- I live in Bradford and occasionally play it for weddings, Mass etc. I work for Howell Pipe Organs in Sterling, Illinois and rebuilt the organ in 2001. The tubular pneumatic action was discarded due to several leaks etc. that seem to go with this type of action. New electro-mechanical chests were built,the façade re-gilded and an 8'trumpet added.

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

Database Manager on April 06, 2005:

Identified through information in Volume VI p. 79 of the Pilcher factory ledger and the 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: $3000

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.

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