Pipe Organ Database

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Unknown Builder (Opus 161, 1934)

Originally Wm. A. Johnson (Opus 161, 1864)

Location:

United Methodist Church
Piru, CA 93040 US
Organ ID: 5419

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on July 28, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 17 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 16 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • 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 July 28, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 16
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 28, 2018.
Database Manager on July 28, 2018:

Updated by Kevin Gilchrist
\r\nTrumpet and Oboe ranks missing. II Mixture of 1976 also missing. No apparent toe/rackboard for it. Pipes were stored in trays for many years, now returned to toeboards (July 2018) and facade pipes in place. Not playable. Venue is sometimes used for filming.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on December 06, 2016:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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 1996.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Built for Eastside Presbyterian, Stockton, CA (2-22st on Johnson list). Compass 56/27. Sold here in 1934 for $1000. Historic Organs Recital 8 Nov 1988. Restored 1976 by Michael McNeil & David Sedlak who added 2/3' Mixture II. Was15 stops/ranks, now 16 stops/17 ranks.

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

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case: Photograph by Jim Lewis. Taken on 1985-04-20

Facade: Photograph by Christoph Rimmele. Taken on 2018-07-26

Interior of Great and Swell through facade: Photograph by Christoph Rimmele. Taken on 2018-07-25

View of Great pipework through facade and from above: Photograph by Christoph Rimmele. Taken on 2018-07-25

View of Great pipework with Swell rollerboard at rear: Photograph by Christoph Rimmele. Taken on 2018-07-25

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