Pipe Organ Database

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Swain & Kates, Inc. (1959)

Location:

Trinity Episcopal Church
202 High Street
Nevada City, CA 95959 US
Organ ID: 76

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 18 ranks. 854 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 14 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 13
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical 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: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

west gallery:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 14
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical 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.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard not meeting AGO standards.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Neil Cardew-Fanning on May 11, 2020.
Database Manager on November 09, 2016:

Updated through online information from Neil Cardew-Fanning.
Stoplist taken from console on 27 October 2016. Confirmed with Bill Visscher that is has not been significantly altered to his knowledge. "Gedeckt", "Schalmey", "Koppelflute" & "Basson" are the spellings on the knobs. Some of the Schalmey pipes may have been replaced before the late 1970's with some "adapted" oboe pipes by a firm in Erie, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, I was unable to access the part of the organ where those pipes are located so I can confirm what I remembered seeing years ago.

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

Database Manager on November 09, 2016:

Updated through online information from Neil Cardew-Fanning.

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

Database Manager on September 22, 2015:

Updated through online information from Neil Cardew-Fanning [former organist/choir director, Trinity Parish, Nevada City, California]. -- During the late 1980's through early 1990's, the organ was maintained by organ builder Munetaka Yokota. During that time, he renovated the 4' Principal & Mixture for tuning stability. He also repaired & renovated the 16' Subbass for improved speech and tone.

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

Database Manager on November 13, 2007:

Updated through online information from Philip L. Browning.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From Robert E. Kates residence, Oakland, CA. [Trinity Lutheran?]

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist from church website with corrections by Neil Cardew-Fanning: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Neil Cardew-Fanning on May 11, 2020.

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