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Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (Opus 3137, 1923)

Location:

Annunciation of the BVM R.C. Church
1007 Main Street
Paris, KY 40361 US
Organ ID: 53

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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: Slider
  • 12 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 17 stops.
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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 17
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • 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.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 30, 2011:

Updated through online information from J. Kevin Crump.

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

Database Manager on September 22, 2009:

Updated through online information from William Dunklin. -- It is believed that this may be Kilgen's last tracker organ. The original workmanship is of exceptional quality. Prior to the B Rule renovation, some ranks had been altered and/or replaced.

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

Database Manager on September 10, 2007:

Updated through online information from J. Kevin Crump. -- This organ was renovated by B. Rule and Co. of New Market, Tennessee in 1999. A trumpet stop was added to the swell and a mixture was added to the great as well as total renovation. Also a swell to great 16' coupler(toe stud) was added. Organ is in excellent condition.

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

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