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Reuter Organ Co. (Opus 307, 1957)

Originally Reuter Organ Co. (Opus 307, 1929)

Location:

University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC US
Hill Hall Auditorium
Organ ID: 64500

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on October 12, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 59 ranks. 8 divisions. 4 manuals. 51 stops. 80 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 October 12, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 8
  • Stops: 51
  • Registers: 80
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: 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 October 12, 2019.
Database Manager on October 11, 2019:

The organ was put out for sale via highest bid auction by the State of North Carolina in late 2013. The highest bidder was a junk shop owner who was been selling components of the organ, often pipe-by-pipe, on eBay. As of 03/19/2015 this person is down to selling "the solo room parts." (Database Manager. March 31, 2015)

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 12, 2019.

Database Manager on October 11, 2019:

Installed as 4/59 in 1929; the new console was added in 1957 by Reuter knobs for a prepared-for Positiv division and many blank knobs; no pipework was ever added after the console was installed.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 12, 2019.
Stoplist courtesy of the Reuter Organ Co. via JR Neutel: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on October 12, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph courtesy of the Reuter Organ Co.. Taken on 1957-10-10

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