Pipe Organ Database

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Wm. B.D. Simmons (1867)

Location:

Kawaiaha'o Church, Congregational
Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813 US
Organ ID: 24414

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • 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: Slider
  • 2 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 2
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • 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 a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 19, 2014:

Updated through online information from Richard Harger.

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

Database Manager on December 25, 2012:

Updated through online information from Jim Lewis. -- This may be an organ built in 1896 by John Bergstrom of San Francisco, California.

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

Database Manager on October 28, 2006:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Organ visible in a picture of Queen Emma's funeral inside the church. 5-sectional stencilled pipe fence/façade containing 39 pipes arranged: 5-12-5-12-5.

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

Instrument Images:

Church Interior and Pipe Facade (at the time of Prince Kuhio's funeral): Unknown Photographer; image courtesy of the Library of Congress. Taken on 1922-01-14

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