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Kilgen Organ Co. (1954)

Location:

Zion U.C.C.
14804 113th Ave.
Dyer, IN 46311 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 66014

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Churches of Christ (UCC)
  • The organ is unaltered 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 Jim Stettner on December 08, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 6 ranks. 426 pipes. 1 divisions. 2 manuals. 6 stops. 26 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Kilgen Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 05, 2020.
Main (chancel):
  • Built by Kilgen Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 6
  • Registers: 26
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on August 05, 2020.
Robert Bowie on December 07, 2020:

Finally got access to the old church records. This was actually bought NEW from Kilgen in 1954 for $6,000. It was installed by Kilgen!

We received the most recent update for this note from Robert Bowie on December 07, 2020.

Robert Bowie on August 04, 2020:

according to records I was able to go through today at the parish, Fabry organ builders of Antioch, IL maintains our organ and it is a 6 rank not a 4 rank as I previously mentioned. waiting to get into archives as to who installed it.

We received the most recent update for this note from Robert Bowie on August 04, 2020.

Jim Stettner on July 30, 2020:

Identified via email from parishioner Robert Bowie on July 29, 2020 - who wrote, "Our church has a Kilgen we bought second hand in 1952 for $1250.00."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on July 30, 2020.
Taken from submitted photos: Open In New Tab Originally published August 3, 2020
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on December 08, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ pipes in center chamber: Photograph by Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. August 2015

Console: Photograph by Robert Bowie . Taken on 2020-08-02

Builder's nameplate: Photograph by Robert Bowie . Taken on 2019-08-11

Console: Photograph by Robert Bowie. Taken on 2020-08-02

Pipework: Photograph by Robert Bowie . Taken on 2020-11-17

Windchest during tuning: Photograph by Robert Bowie . Taken on 2020-11-17

Kilgen 7710 console : Photograph by Robert Bowie. Taken on 2020-12-06

Kilgen 7710 console : Photograph by Robert Bowie. Taken on 2020-12-06

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