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Kenneth R. Simpson & Co. (1972)

Location:

First United Methodist Church of Escondido
341 S. Kalmia St.
Escondido, CA 92025 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 24724

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 35 ranks. 1,960 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
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:
  • Built by Kenneth R. Simpson & Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • 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 above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on July 20, 2021.
DL Shearer on July 20, 2021:

This instrument no longer exists as a stand alone organ. Parts of it have been incorporated into the current Blackington instrument.

We received the most recent update for this note from DL Shearer on July 20, 2021.

Database Manager on November 17, 2006:

Identified through online information from D.L. Shearer.

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

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2015-01-02

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