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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 1464, 1927)

Location:

First Church of Christ, Scientist
1305 S. 3rd St.
Louisville, KY US
Organ ID: 5275

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Christ, Scientist
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is playable, but not in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 43 ranks. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 47 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air 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: 47
  • 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.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • 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 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 22, 2014:

Updated through online information from james miller. -- Leather is going bad quickly - church does not even have funds to repair roof -- there is an echo organ and an antiphonal -- there is a smaller console in a Sunday school room behind those divisions which plays the rear two divisions -- it has been disconnected as its stop tabs would interfere with the main organ -- the rear divisions are used on the main organ's first hymn and on the last hymn but at no other time during the service. The Sunday School class sings the first and last hymns with those in the church proper. One swell shutter into the Sunday school area is propped open for this purpose. I have substituted here on occasion and have cared for this instrument (Miller Pipe Organ Company)for 30 years.

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

Database Manager on January 16, 2005:

Information 2005 from: http://www.geocities.com/louisvilorgans/1stsci.html

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1998

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>OHS Organ Handbook</i> 1993
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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