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Reuter Organ Co. (Opus 348, 1929)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
201 S. Fifth St.
Independence, KS 67301 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 20111

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been altered 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 July 23, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 42 ranks. 2,812 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 39 stops. 53 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 23, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 39
  • Registers: 53
  • 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 vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 23, 2018.
Database Manager on July 25, 2016:

Updated through online information from Andrew Schaeffer.
A new Reuter console was installed sometime in the 1960s. Otherwise, the organ is unaltered.

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

Database Manager on September 28, 2012:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on November 24, 2005:

Identified from the Reuter Opus List, provided by Chris Leaver, Reuter Organ Co., November, 2005.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from <i>The Diapason</i> August 1929
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Stained Glass Windows: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2016-06-28

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2016-06-28

Chancel and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2016-06-28

Church Exterior: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2016-06-28

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1929).

Nave and Facade: Markings on photo indicate that this was published in The Diapason, courtesy of Max Mayse (1930s).

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