Pipe Organ Database

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Henry Pilcher's Sons (Opus 481, 1905)

Exhibited in the 1989 OHS convention

Location:

Temple B'Nai Israel
213 South Commerce Street
Natchez, MS 39120 US
Organ ID: 6644

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Synagogues and other Jewish Houses of Worship
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on October 14, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 10 ranks. 567 pipes. 2 manuals. 10 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 10
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on October 14, 2021:

Updated through online information from William Dunklin, August 30, 2014. -- The congregation has deeded the building to a historical organization which maintains the facility. The organ remains intact, including its original water motor, but its status and use is unknown. -- Transferred from Organ ID 17070 [had been entered on wrong organ here]

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on October 14, 2021.

Database Manager on April 07, 2005:

Identified through information in Volume III p. 81 of the Pilcher factory ledger. For more information see the document referenced below.

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

Database Manager on April 07, 2005:

Original price: $1600. #481 on list twice

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

[Note that in the Pilcher ledger there are duplicate numbers here - 481 is also assigned to an organ for the Jewish Synagogue in Springfield, apparently a numbering error. This instrument is the 2nd organ assigned #481.]

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Organ Handbook 1989: Open In New Tab Originally published 1989
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Robert Zanca on December 11, 2020.
Pilcher Organs: Open In New Tab Summary of Pilcher Sources by Soosie Schmitt
Document created on 2005-04-05
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ facade in loft: Photograph from an archival source: 1989 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1989

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