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Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc. (2016)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1516, 1969)

Location:

Fourth Presbyterian Church
126 E. Chestnut St.
Chicago, IL 60611 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 58536

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on June 23, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 142 ranks. 5 manuals. 103 stops. 153 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side 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 June 23, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 5
  • Stops: 103
  • Registers: 153
  • 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 without cover.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on June 23, 2018.
Database Manager on July 26, 2016:

Updated through online information from S. Robertson.

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

Database Manager on June 12, 2016:

This is a rebuild of an existing organ. Identified by Adam Chlebek, based on personal knowledge of the organ.

The largest pipe organ in Chicago, and the Midwest.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from church and builder's websites: Open In New Tab Typed Specification
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.
Tonal Specification: Open In New Tab Factory document with detailed stoplist (2016)
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Left Stop Jamb: Photograph by Ryan Thoryk. Taken on 2016-07-27

Right Stop Jamb: Photograph by Ryan Thoryk. Taken on 2016-07-27

Console: Photograph by Adam Chlebek. Taken on 2016-12-29

Manuals and Nave: Photograph by Ryan Thoryk. Taken on 2016-07-27

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