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Barger and Nix (1990)

Originally W. Zimmer & Sons, Inc. (1977)

Location:

First Baptist Church of Saks
4723 Saks Road
Anniston, AL 36206 US
Organ ID: 69373

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on October 13, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 3 divisions. 4 manuals.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 3
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys 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.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on October 13, 2021.
Jeff Scofield on October 13, 2021:

The console, built by Colby, was originally installed by Barger & Nix in the 1980's in a Chattanooga-area church where it temporarily played a 3-rank Moller Artiste (Op. 8400), with plans for considerable enlargement in a new sanctuary. It was removed when it was no longer needed due to music program changes. Around that time, Barger & Nix contracted with the First Baptist of Saks to relocate its Zimmer to their new building. The Colby console was relocated to the new Saks building to control the Zimmer along with vintage pipework from 1928 Moller Op. 5029, a large and very complete 2-manual that was removed from Ochs Memorial Temple, Chattanooga TN, in 1973 and placed in storage. The Moller had been designed by Edwin Lemare, who was organist at the Temple at the time, as well as Chattanooga civic organist. Along with the Zimmer, the Moller Great was installed at Saks and the Swell and Pedal stored until funds permitted their installation. When a custodian seriously damaged console cables while trying to move the console by himself, Barger & Nix became no longer involved with the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on October 13, 2021.
Taken from stopkey photos by Michael Waters: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on October 13, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Michael Waters, via Facebook Organists' Association, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-10-12

Console center: Photograph by Michael Waters, via Facebook Organists' Association, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-10-12

Left stopjamb: Photograph by Michael Waters, via Facebook Organists' Association, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-10-12

Right stopjamb: Photograph by Michael Waters, via Facebook Organists' Association, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-10-12

Organ chamber: Photograph by Michael Waters, via Facebook Organists' Association, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-10-12

Builder nameplate: Photograph by Michael Waters, via Facebook Organists' Association, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-10-12

Church exterior: Photograph by Lamar, via Flickr, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-01-25

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