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Estey Organ Co. (Opus 1233, 1914)

Location:

Piper City Presbyterian Church
Piper City, IL US
Organ ID: 28241

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous 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: Ventil
  • 9 ranks. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Ventil chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • 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 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on March 09, 2009:

Updated through information from Keith Williams: -- Restored 2009 by Buzard Pipe Organ Builders

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

Database Manager on September 07, 2007:

Identified by James R. Stettner through information from the Estey Opus List, published in The Boston Organ Club newsletter, 1973-1979.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Annotated Stoplist from Keith Williams
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Shop Notes: Open In New Tab Factory form with hand-written annotations
Document created on 1914-03-20
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Re-dedication Concert Program: Open In New Tab Recital by Keith Williams, June 28, 2009
Document created on 2009-06-12
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Pipework details from Buzard Pipe Organ Builders: Open In New Tab Document created on 2009-06-12
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ, pre-restoration: Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives. Taken on 2008-11-13

Console, pre-restoration: Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives. Taken on 2008-11-13

Console: Unison Off switches, pre-restoration: Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives. Taken on 2008-11-13

Patent list inside console: Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives. Taken on 2009-01-22

Swell stops, pre-restoration: Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives. Taken on 2009-01-22

Great & Pedal stop, pre-restoration: Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives. Taken on 2009-01-22

Builder's nameplate: Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives. Taken on 2009-01-22

Coupler stack, pre-restoration: Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives. Taken on 2009-01-21

Console stop linkages; restored: Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives. Taken on 2009-01-27

Coupler stack, restored: Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives. Taken on 2009-02-27

Console note pneumatics: Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives. Taken on 2009-02-27

Pedalboard, restored: Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives. Taken on 2009-03-16

Restored console awaiting reinstallation: Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives. Taken on 2009-04-25

Organ, restored: Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives. Taken on 2009-05-01

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