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Holtkamp (Opus 1910, 1975)

Originally Holtkamp (Opus 1621, 1944)

Location:

First Congregational United Church of Christ
1400 East Main Street
Kent, OH 44240 US
Organ ID: 41810

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Churches of Christ (UCC)
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 43 ranks. 3 manuals. 34 stops.
All:
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 34
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 05, 2013:

Updated through online information from Ryan Croyle.

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

Database Manager on September 12, 2011:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- 2011 new combination action, additional ranks added; work possibly done by Holtkamp (implied but not stated in online article dated 8/29/2011 in Patch.com) Recital planned for September 11th. Original organ was Opus 1621 II/20 installed in 1944. Rebuilt as Opus 1910 III/32 in 1974/75. Holtkamp website does not list beyond 2010; the 2011 console renovation was done by Schantz.

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

Database Manager on August 16, 2009:

Identified through research conducted by Sand Lawn, courtesy of David Scribner.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist courtesy of the Schantz Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel: Photograph by Ryan Croyle. Taken on 2013-09-03

Organ Case: Photograph by Ryan Croyle. Taken on 2013-09-03

Console: Photograph by Ryan Croyle. Taken on 2013-09-03

Couplers: Photograph by Nik Stackpole. Taken on 2019-11-09

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Nik Stackpole. Taken on 2019-11-09

Choir and Great stops: Photograph by Nik Stackpole. Taken on 2019-11-09

Swell and Pedal stops: Photograph by Nik Stackpole. Taken on 2019-11-09

Console: Photograph by Nik Stackpole. Taken on 2019-11-09

Pipework: Photograph by Nik Stackpole. Taken on 2019-11-09

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