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M. P. Möller (Opus 7650, 1947ca.)

Location:

Dutch Reformed Church
11 Molteno St, Goodwood, Cape Town
Cape Town, 7764 ZA
Organ ID: 34258

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Dutch Reformed Churches
  • The organ has been altered 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 Adriaan Roux on August 01, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 6 ranks. 2 divisions. 2 manuals. 6 stops. 30 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by M. P. Möller
We received the most recent update for this division from Adriaan Roux on August 01, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by M. P. Möller
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 6
  • Registers: 30
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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 with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • 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 Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Adriaan Roux on August 01, 2020.
Jim Stettner on August 01, 2020:

Updated through online information by Adriaan Roux. -- When the organ was installed in the building, then named NG Elsies Rivier, in 1947 by Cooper, Gill and Tomkins of South Africa the area in which the church was built was known as Elsie's River.

In subsequent years the area names or rather the borders of the suburbs moved around. The church now stands in Vrjizee, Goodwood, Cape Town, and Elsie's River is a few kilometers away from where it once was. The name of the congregation has been NG Vrjizee since about the 1950's or 60's when the area name changed

The organ is very largely unaltered. The windchests and pipes are all original. The switching system of the organ was replaced in the 1990's by a SSLL system of England.

The pneumatic setter system of the console was also replaced by solenoids. The console has been moved around a lot inside the church since 1947, and this must have been the reason for replacing the pneumatic motors with solenoids.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on August 01, 2020.

Database Manager on April 11, 2008:

Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr.

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

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Adriaan Roux. Taken on 2016-11-06

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