Pipe Organ Database

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Unknown Builder (1988)

Originally The Aeolian Co. (Opus 1763, 1930)

Location:

Bachman Hebble Funeral Home
223 North Bedford Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037 US
Organ ID: 33917

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Mortuaries, Funeral Homes, and Cemetery Chapels
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 6 ranks. 2 divisions. 2 manuals. 6 stops. 14 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 6
  • Registers: 14
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 31, 2013:

The organ is currently serviced by Swem Pipe Organ Maintenance, and that might have been the company that moved the organ to this location.

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

Database Manager on March 15, 2008:

Identified through online information from Trevor Dodd. -- It was originally installed in the funeral home downtown, but then moved to the current building. The organ is installed in the basement and speaks into a small room through a hole in the floor. The console is located in this room. There are grilles between that room and the chapel. Roll player is intact and functional.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console (July 24, 2013)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2013-07-24

Rocking Tablets and Roll Player: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2013-07-24

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2013-07-24

Pedal Rocking Tablets: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2013-07-24

Swell Rocking Tablets: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2013-07-24

Great Rocking Tablets: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2013-07-24

Console and Opening to Pipe Chamber Below: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2013-07-24

Pipe Chamber in basement: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2013-07-24

Chapel Interior and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2013-07-24

Building Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2013-07-24

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