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George Bozeman Jr., & Co., Organbuilders (Opus 44, 1988)

Originally Simmons & Willcox (1860)

Location:

Mount Vernon United Methodist Church
107 W. Main St.
Danville, VA 24541 US
Organ ID: 6547

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on August 11, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 34 ranks. 1,724 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 30 stops. 30 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on August 11, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 30
  • Registers: 30
  • Position: Detached keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric 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.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on August 11, 2018.
Database Manager on August 31, 2013:

Updated through online information from Xaver Wilhelmy. -- Tracker action has been modified to be self-adjusting to humidity changes in 2003 by Wilhelmy Organbuilders. The organ is in good condition and continuous use.

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

Database Manager on September 04, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- According to a published booklet on the organ, the reason that the original Simmons & Willcox Pedal windchest was electrified was because space restrictions in Mt. Vernon required the original 16' Open Wood Bass to be installed horizontally rather than as originally built. The original pedalboard compass was 27 notes.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Simmons & Willcox (c. 1860).

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 2001.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Relocated from St. Phillip's R. C., Boston. Removed when St. Phillip's closed in 1977. Later storage at Hamar shop, then Frels shop. Sold here in 1982. The Swell and Pedal were enlarged. Ped 16' are on the original Simmons windchest which has been electrified. [Replaced a 1946 Austin Op. 2065 behind the case of a 1906 Hook & Hastings.]

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

Instrument Images:

Chancel, Console, and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2000-05-10

Builder and Rebuilder's Nameplate: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2000-05-10

Organ Case (1988): Cover of the Dedicatory Recital booklet; image courtesy of James R. Stettner.

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