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Rutz Organ Co.

Originally W. W. Kimball Co. (1905ca.)

Location:

Armenian Protestant Church
Istanbul, TR
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 66017

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Churches of undetermined denomination
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on July 31, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • 1 divisions. 2 manuals.
Main:
  • Built by W. W. Kimball Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 1
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • 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 row above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on July 31, 2020.
Jim Stettner on July 31, 2020:

Identified by Tarkan Sendal of the Istanbul Pipe Organ Team via Facebook Messenger on July 31, 2020. The organ is stored in the church and not yet reassembled. It is originally a product of the W.W. Kimball Co. of Chicago and was a "Boxcar" organ. But it has been rebuilt by the Rutz Organ Co. The original home of the organ is not yet known.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on July 31, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ case front: Photograph by Tarkan Sendal, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. March 2019

Left tower detail: Photograph by Trkan Sendal, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. March 2019

Keydesk and stops: Photograph by Tarkan Sendal, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. March 2019

Kimball builder's nameplate: Photograph by Tarkan Sendal, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. March 2019

Rutz rebuilder's nameplate: Photograph by Tarkan Sendal, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. March 2019

Pedal Bourdon pipes behind the case: Photograph by Tarkan Sendal, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. March 2019

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