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M. P. Möller (Opus 11812, 1991)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
223 West Broadway St.
Ardmore, OK 73401 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 27578

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is unaltered 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 May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 28 ranks. 1,623 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 20 stops. 28 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 20
  • Registers: 28
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital 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 Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 22, 2016:

Updated through online information from Jeffrey Schleff.
An 8 foot Tuba recently was added to the organ's Positive Division

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

Database Manager on April 06, 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 August 04, 2011:

Updated through online information from Jerry Bell.

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

Database Manager on October 12, 2010:

Updated through online information from John Dill. -- In the last twenty years this instrument has been plagued with water damage, bees, wasps, one squirrel, and extreme low humidity in the Winter. The Choir bellows was replaced and moved to the opposite side of the chamber since there was a chronic water leak that destroyed the original. Condensation from the air-conditioning destroyed the original bellows that was fed by the original blower from the original Kilgen organ and also had to be replaced, the blower was retained. The Choir division has had numerous ciphers repaired and pallets replaced due to water damage. The instrument is now at peace and all seems to be working well. All the original water leaks have been addressed, be it with a few extreme solutions, and humidifiers have been placed inside the organ chambers to prevent the humidity from ever dropping below 40/50%. In 2005 Ardmore had record low humidity bleow 6% and when the heat came on in the church one toe board in the Great cracked at least 12 inches. The instrument was very well built and is now in good playing order. In 2000 when the organ was ten, a Zymbelstern was added. This instrument also has the original "Harp" from the previous organ. No alterations or additions to the stop list have been made with the exception of the Zymbelstern.

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

Database Manager on August 25, 2007:

Identified by Jeff Scofield through information in Möller factory documents.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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