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Bradley Rule / B. Rule & Co. (Opus 8, 1997)

Originally Henry Pilcher's Sons (1891)

Location:

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
2931 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919 US
Organ ID: 8573

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 25 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 22 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a floor-level case 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: 22
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Balanced tracker.
  • 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 rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 17, 2012:

Updated through online information from William Dunklin.

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

Database Manager on October 03, 2011:

Updated through online information from Will Dunklin.

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

Database Manager on September 22, 2009:

Updated through online information from William Dunklin. -- Pilcher provided Great Piano and Great Forte pedals in 1891. The Forte is single acting, bringing on Open Diapason 8, Dopple Flute 8, Octave 4 and Fifteenth 2. The Great Piano pedal is double acting bringing on the Dopple Flute 8 and Dulciana 8 and cancelling any other Great Stops that are on. The Great to Pedal reversible dates from 1891. The Tremolo hitchdown pedal dates to 1997. The original Swell pedal was replated and installed in a center position. It was originally placed at the extreme right.

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

Database Manager on May 30, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on July 03, 2005:

On-line update from William Dunklin -- Case front, chassis and console from 1891 Pilcher. Pd Bourdon 16, Gt Bourdon 16, Gt Open Diapason 8, Sw Stopped Diapason 8 also from original installation. Also, facade pipes are from the 1891 Pilcher: 1-23 Gt Open Diapason, 1-10 Gt Dulciana, 1-6 Gt Octave. Polychrome facade design based on original designs found imprinted on in the zinc of the facade pipes. Case sides and side facade pipes built to match existing front as original sides were no longer extant.

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 Henry Pilcher's Sons (1891).

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 1997

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Chassis plus Open Diapason and Ped. Bourdon relocated from University of the South, Sewanee, TN.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Open In New Tab Original document from . Originally published 2017-04-04
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ case: Photograph by Julie Hope Loudin Rich. Taken on 1998-12-01

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