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Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (Opus 4317, 1929)

Location:

Carnegie Hall
881 Seventh Avenue at 57th Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10019 US
Organ ID: 24509

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • 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: EP pitman
  • 62 ranks. 4,381 pipes. 7 divisions. 4 manuals. 56 stops. 91 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 56
  • Registers: 91
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 15, 2014:

Updated through online information from John Speller. -- Echo Division now in St. Louis Cathedral Basilica.

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

Database Manager on November 06, 2006:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on November 03, 2006:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Funded by a $50,000.00 donation from the Carnegie Corporation. Specs drawn-up by Alfred G. Kilgen & Pietro Yon. Pipe installed in original Roosevelt chamber, a rigging loft, and a chamber in the dress circle. Dedicated 1929. Broadcast on WOR. Poorly maintainedp; by late 1950s, portable instruments brought in. Removed by 1964 after cost to overhaul Kilgen determined to be $150,000.00. Portable instruments continue to be used - including a Schlicker

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> July 1929
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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