Pipe Organ Database

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M. L. Bigelow & Co. (2020ca.)

Originally Thomas Robjohn (1859)

Location:

Musical Instrument Museum
4725 East Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85050 US
Organ ID: 7618

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Museums
  • The organ has been renovated with changes 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 Michael L. Bigelow on June 17, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 11 ranks. 502 pipes. 2 divisions. 2 manuals. 10 stops. 12 registers.
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
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 10
  • Registers: 12
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 25
  • 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 hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Trigger/hitch-down swell.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Michael L. Bigelow on June 18, 2020.
Database Manager on April 29, 2008:

Updated through online information from Ray Ahrens. -- organ for sale in Utah

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Thomas Robjohn (1859).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1995.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From James Bertin residence, Des Moines, IA. In storage, owned by Dana Hull for sale.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From stop knobs (and pipes on chests): Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Michael L. Bigelow on June 18, 2020.
Brief history: Open In New Tab Summary or significant events
Document created on 2019-08-21
We received the most recent update for this document from Michael L. Bigelow on June 18, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Robjohn at MIM, Phoenix: Photograph by Rich Walter, Chief curator at MIM, submitted by Michael L. Bigelow. Taken on 2020-06-11

Robjohn at MIM more distant view: Photograph by Rich Walter, Chief curator at MIM, submitted by Michael L. Bigelow. Taken on 2020-06-11

Robjohn nameplate: Photograph by Mike Bigelow. Taken approx. 2016

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