W. W. Kimball Co. (Opus KPO 7056, 1929)

Location:

Wilshire Boulevard Temple
3663 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010 US
Main Auditorium
Organ ID: 50136

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Synagogues and other Jewish Houses of Worship
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on February 23, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 61 ranks. 4,102 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 57 stops. 75 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 57
  • Registers: 75
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Tilting/rocking tablets on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 28, 2012:

Updated through online information from Eric J. Gastier. -- This organ is currently undergoing restoration at the Schantz Organ Company with completion scheduled for Fall 2013.

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

Database Manager on July 25, 2012:

Identified through online information from Eric J. Gastier.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
2004 AGO National Convention book, Los Angeles: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.
From the 1938 Kimball catalog, courtesy of Morel & Associates: Open In New Tab Building interior
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on July 06, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Synagogue Interior, Chancel, and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Mott Studios and in the collection of California State Libraryl; image courtesy of Jim Lewis. Taken on 1930-05-04

Interior to front: Photograph by AIA Los Angeles, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2013-09-24

Interior to rear: Photograph by Arizona Jewish Post, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2013-09-24

Building exterior: Photograph by Wikipedia, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-05-09

Dome interior: Photograph by Jeff Snyder, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2018-07-07

Front of sanctuary and console: Photograph by Jeff Snyder, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2018-07-07

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