Pipe Organ Database

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Henry Pilcher's Sons (1886)

Location:

United Methodist
608 Lake Dr.
Cawker City, KS 67430 US
Organ ID: 2782

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • 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
  • 12 ranks. 628 pipes. 2 manuals. 14 stops.
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
  • Stops: 14
  • 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: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 21, 2013:

Updated through online information from Steven Richardson. -- [Ed. note: According to the web site received today, the organ was not restored with replacement of original materials, but was rebuilt as a tracker organ using modern techniques and materials.]

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

Database Manager on November 21, 2005:

Updated through on-line information from Steven R. Richardson. -- Tremolo for swell. Pedal Check (a bar that locks the pedalboard keys to prevent damage to the action from someone standing on the pedalboard while getting on and off the organ bench). Signal is now connected to the blower switch. The organ may be hand pumped. The blower lever is on the right side of the case, in the rear. 3 normal couplers- Gt. to Pd, Sw. to Gt., and Sw to Pd.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1993.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From Congregational, Kinsley, KS. Moved to Cawker City 1931. Restored by Reuter 1976 when parish moved to new building.

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

Instrument Images:

Photo of organ in the Reuter shop: Reuter Organ Co. promotional photo, courtesy of Max Mayse (1976).

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