Pipe Organ Database

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Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (1898)

Location:

St. John's Lutheran Church
112 Walters Street
Corning, MO 64437 US
Organ ID: 41266

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran 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
  • 8 ranks. 2 divisions. 1 manuals. 8 stops. 13 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 8
  • Registers: 13
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • 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: No combination action.
  • 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 May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on October 23, 2010:

Updated through online information from David Lewis. -- OHS Historic Citation #384 presented 10-10-10.

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

Database Manager on June 06, 2009:

Updated through online information from David Lewis. -- The organ is in excellent condition and regularly played for services.

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

Database Manager on June 05, 2009:

Identified through online information from David Lewis. -- Installed in 1898. Original leather on reservoir. Cone-tuned. Quimby Pipe Organs tuned organ in 1993 and replaced collapsed Dulciana rank with ca. 1900 Kilgen Dulciana. According to church officials, the organ had not seen a technician in the prior 40-60 years. Two stage mechanical combination action missing. Electric blower added at unknown date.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from David Lewis
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph by David Lewis. Taken on 2009-05-29

Organ in gallery: Photograph by David Lewis. Taken on 2009-05-29

Facade: Photograph by David Lewis. Taken on 2009-05-29

Keydesk: Photograph by David Lewis. Taken on 2009-05-29

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