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Henry Pilcher's Sons (Opus 930, 1917)

Originally Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2381, 1969)

Location:

Baptist
Wake Forest, NC 27587 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 17335

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
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
  • 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 22 stops.
All:
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 22
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 22, 2016:

Updated through online information from Winston Ryan Keith.
In the first quarter of 2016, the 1917 Pilcher Opus 930 organ at Wake Forest Baptist Church was updated and renovated by Lincoln Pipe Organs or Lincolnton, North Carolina.

The purpose was to enhance the existing Pilcher organ's tonal resources and update the console. This was accomplished by using existing and replacement pipes purchased from Austin Opus 2381 and the addition of Walker Technical Company digitally recorded pipe voices. The console carcass was kept and refitted with all new components.

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

Database Manager on October 04, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from Daniel Ponder. -- The console was rebuilt and other adjustments and repairs were made by J. McConnell within the past 10 years or so.

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

Database Manager on April 07, 2005:

Identified through information in Volume V p. 112 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.
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:

Pipework: Photograph by Winston Ryan Keith. Taken on 2015-01-23

Chancel and Pipe Facade (2012): Photograph by Winston Ryan Keith.

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