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Henry C. Kilgen

Location:

St. Augustine R.C. Church / St. Augustine's Cultural Center
113 Virginia Street
Austin, NV 89310 US
Organ ID: 17931

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 9 ranks. 491 pipes. 2 divisions. 1 manuals. 9 stops. 10 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • 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: 1
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 9
  • Registers: 10
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 17, 2014:

The organ was restored in 2014 by Charles Ruggles with the assistance of Michael Friesen and Howard Bennett.

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

Database Manager on August 29, 2009:

Updated through online information from Mike Friesen.

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

Database Manager on April 13, 2005:

A history of St. Augustine indicates that the Henry Kilgen organ was built in St. Louis in 1867. However, Henry Kilgen operated in St. Louis off and on from 1873 to c. 1900. Either the 1867 organ was by another builder, or the Kilgen is a replacement.

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 <i>The American Organist</i>, January 2016
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Specifications: Open In New Tab Stoplist, pipe scales and construction details
Document created on 2014-09-22
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ in Gallery: Photograph by Michael D. Friesen. Taken on 2013-10-12

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