Pipe Organ Database

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Hutchings Organ Co. (Opus 1705, 1912)

Location:

Consistory Shrine Temple
Helena, MT 59601 US
Scottish Rite/Algerian
Organ ID: 9186

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Status and Condition:

  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 25 ranks. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on July 28, 2014:

Updated through online information from Kent Brocklebank. -- Once the roll top is opened the organist must "push out" the wing stop jambs. Fantastic organ to play!

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 1980

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Cost $5000 + freight $400, installation $1600. Cleaned and repaired by volunteers supervised by Balcolm-Vaughan in 1983.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Played this organ June 2014
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Allen Dreyfuss. Taken on 2014-03-20

Building exterior: Photograph by Allen Dreyfuss. Taken on 2014-03-20

Building entrance with dated stone: Photograph by Allen Dreyfuss. Taken on 2014-03-20

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