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Kenneth R. Simpson & Co. (1965)

Originally W. W. Kimball Co. (1927)

Location:

First Baptist Church
760 S. Westmoreland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90005 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 50659

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 89 ranks. 6 divisions. 3 manuals. 65 stops. 73 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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: 3
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 65
  • Registers: 73
  • 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: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb 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 November 13, 2012:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- This was a rebuild and enlargement of a 4/59 1926 Kimball; the work also included the addition of a new 3-manual Schantz console.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on July 07, 2022.

Database Manager on November 12, 2012:

This entry describes alterations to an existing organ. Identified by Jeff Scofield, using information found in The Diapason July 1965. --

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from <i>The Diapason</i> July 1965
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Key Desk: Photograph by Roger Chaussee. Taken on 2017-03-12

Console: Photograph by Roger Chaussee. Taken on 2017-03-12

Left Jamb: Photograph by Roger Chaussee. Taken on 2017-03-12

Right Jamb: Photograph by Roger Chaussee. Taken on 2017-03-12

Builder Nameplate: Photograph by Roger Chaussee. Taken on 2017-03-12

Console: Photograph by Roger Chaussee. Taken on 2017-03-12

Church exterior: Photograph by Wikimedia.commons, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2012-04-18

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