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Atlantic City Convention Hall / Boardwalk Hall
2301 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

Adrian Phillips Ballroom

OHS Database ID 14489.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 314, 2004-10-26.

OHS Convention Organ, 2016.


Status and Condition

Renovation, restoration, or revision is in progress.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2011-10-20.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 55 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Horseshoe style console. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs.

Notes

  • Online update from David Kinyon -- Like its big brother, due to renovations in the hall, it is unplayable, although intact and unaltered. It is one of the largest theater/classical organs Kimball ever built. Full details are available on the ACCHOS website (Database Manager. 2005-09-19)
  • Updated through online information from Eric Dolch. (Database Manager. 2011-10-20)

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Photographs

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Console from the front. Photograph by Thomas George 2011-09-16
Console from the side. Photograph by Thomas George 2011-09-16
Pedal Stopkeys. Photograph by Thomas George 2011-09-16
Stopkeys left side. Photograph by Thomas George 2011-09-16
Stopkeys Accompaniment Division. Photograph by Thomas George 2011-09-16
Stopkeys left center. Photograph by Thomas George 2011-09-16
Close-up of Kimball name plate. Photograph by Thomas George 2011-09-16
Stopkeys center. Photograph by Thomas George 2011-09-16
Stopkeys right center. Photograph by Thomas George 2011-09-16
Stopkeys right side. Photograph by Thomas George 2011-09-16
Close-up Stopkeys Bombarde division. Photograph by Thomas George 2011-09-16
Pedalboard. Photograph by Thomas George 2011-09-16
Pedal Percussion Toe Tabs. Photograph by Thomas George 2011-09-16

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  • Specification from Boardwalk Hall web site and Atlantic City's Musical Masterpiece by Stephen D. Smith

  • Atlantic City, New Jersey
    Convention Hall / Boardwalk Hall - Ballroom
    
    W.W. Kimball Co.   KPO 7073   1930                                 4 manuals, 55 ranks                                                                         
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         LEFT CHAMBER            pipes wind             RIGHT CHAMBER           pipes wind
               --Unit Voices--                                --Unit Voices--
     32' Diaphone-Phonon Diapason  85   15"         32' Bombarde                  97   25"
     16' Trumpet                   85   15"         16' Trombone-Tuba             97   25"
     16' Fagotto-Oboe Horn         85   10"         16' Post Horn                 85   15"
     16' Contra Bass-Tibia         97   10"         16' Viola Diapason            85   10"
     16' Bourdon-Stopped Flute    101   10"          8' Open Diapason             73   15"
     16' Bass Viol-Violin          97   10"          8' Flauto Dolce              97   10"
      8' Clarabella                85   10"          8' Clarinet                  73   10"
      8' Gemshorn                  97   10"          8' Cello                     73   10"
      8' English Horn              61   10"          8' Cello Celeste             73   10"
      8' Kinura                    61   10"                 --Straight Voices--
      8' Vox Humana                61   10"          8' Diapason Major            73   10"
      8' Violin Celeste            73   10"          8' Flute Overte              73   10"
      8' Viola                     85   10"          8' Flute Celeste             73   10"
      8' Viola Celeste             73   10"          8' Gemshorn Celeste          73   10"
             --Straight Voices--                     8' Brass Trumpet             73   15"
      8' English Diapason          73   10"          8' Saxophone                 73   15"
      8' Muted Diapason            73   10"          8' French Horn               73   15"
      8' Melophone                 73   10"          8' Orchestral Oboe           73   15"
      8' Orch. Strings I  (2 rks) 134   10"          4' Major Octave              73   10"
      8' Orch. Strings II (2 rks) 134   10"          2' Major Fifteenth           73   10"
      8' Muted Strings    (2 rks) 134   10"             Grand Mixture VII        511   10"
      4' Octave Diapason           73   10"
         Mixture V                305   10"
               --Percussions--                                --Percussions--
         Piano               Castanets                  Chimes
         Xylophone           Tambourine                 Vibra Harp
         Glockenspiel        Wood Block
         Bass Drum           Tom Tom
         Cymbal              Triangle
         Snare Drum          Bird Call
         Chinese Gong        Sleigh Bells
    
                                                PEDAL
    _______________________________________________________________________________________
    
     32' Diapone Resultant         8' Violin I                     Chinese Gong (roll)
     32' Acoustic Bass             8' Violin II                    Chinese Gong (stroke)
     32' Bombarde                  8' Viola                        Snare Drum (roll)
     16' Diaphone                  8' Tuba Mirabilis            8' Accompaniment to Pedal
     16' Viola Diapason            8' Tuba                      8' Orchestral to Pedal
     16' Contra Bass               8' Trumpet                   8' Solo to Pedal
     16' Bourdon                   8' Clarinet                  8' Bombarde to Pedal
     16' Bass Viola                8' Oboe Horn
     16' Trombone                  4' Octave                       PEDAL SECOND TOUCH
     16' Bombarde                  4' Tibia Flute                  Chimes
     16' Post Horn                 4' Clarabella                   Bass Drum (loud)
     16' Trumpet                   4' Cello                        Cymbal
     16' Contra Fagotto            4' Cello Celeste                Bass Drum (soft)
      8' Diaphonic Diapason        4' Violin I                     Tympani Roll
      8' Open Diapason             4' Violin II                    Chinese Gong (stroke)
      8' Viola Diapason            4' Cornet                       Triangle
      8' Tibia Clausa             16' Piano 
      8' Clarabella                8' Piano
      8' Flute                        Bass Drum (loud)
      8' Cello                        Cymbal
      8' Cello Celeste                Bass Drum (soft)
    
                                            ACCOMPANIMENT
    _______________________________________________________________________________________
    
     16' Viola Diapason            4' Tibia Flute                  Tambourine
     16' Contra Gemshorn (TC)      4' Clarabella                   Tom Tom
     16' Bourdon                   4' Traverse Flute            8' Orchestral to Accomp.
     16' Contra Viol (TC)          4' Violin I                  8' Solo to Accomp.
      8' Open Diapason             4' Violin II                 8' Bombard to Accomp.
      8' English Diapason          4' Viola                     4' Accomp. to Accomp.
      8' Viola Diapason            4' Viola Celeste
      8' Muted Diapason            4' Vox Humana                   ACCOMP. SECOND TOUCH
      8' Gemshorn                     Mixture V                 8' Diaphone
      8' Gemshorn Celeste      2 2/3' Gemshorn                  8' Tibia Clausa
      8' Melaphone             2 2/3' Nazard                    8' Cello
      8' Tibia Clausa              2' Gemshorn                  8' Cello Celeste
      8' Clarabella                2' Piccolo                   8' Violin I
      8' Stopped Flute             2' Fifteenth                 8' Violin II
      8' Violin I              1 3/5' Tierce                    8' Tuba
      8' Violin II                 1' Gemshorn                  8' Post Horn
      8' Viola                     8' Piano                     8' English Horn
      8' Viola Celeste             4' Piano                     8' Clarinet
      8' Muted Strings             8' Vibra-Harp                4' Tibia Flute
      8' Trumpet                   4' Vibra-Harp                4' Cornet
      8' English Horn              8' Harp                      2' Glockenspiel
      8' Clarinet                  4' Celesta                   8' Chimes
      8' Oboe Horn                 4' Xylophone                    Snare Drum (roll)
      8' Kinura                    2' Glockenspiel                 Wood Block (stroke)
      8' Vox Humana                   Snare Drum (roll)            Triangle
      4' Open Diapason                Snare Drum (stroke)          Bird Calls
      4' Octave                       Wood Block (roll)            Sleigh Bells
      4' Viola Diapason               Wood Block (stroke)       8' Solo to Accomp.
      4' Gemshorn                     Castanets                 4' Solo to Accomp.
    
                                             ORCHESTRAL
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     16' Open Diapason (TC)        8' Kinura                    2' Glockenspiel
     16' Violin Diapason           8' Vox Humana                2' Orchestral Bells
     16' Contra Tibia              4' Diaphonic Diapason        8' Chimes
     16' Contra Clarabella (TC)    4' Open Diapason                Snare Drum (roll)
     16' Bass Cello (TC)           4' Viola Diapason               Wood Block (stroke)
     16' Bass Viola                4' Gemshorn                     Triangle
     16' Post Horn                 4' Tibia Flute                  Bird Call
     16' Double Trumpet            4' Clarabella                   Sleigh Bells
     16' Double English Horn       4' Traverse Flute            8' Accomp. to Orchestral
     16' Bass Clarinet             4' Flauto Dolce              4' Accomp. to Orchestral
     16' Contra Fagotto            4' Cello                    16' Orchestral to Orchestral
     16' Vox Humana (TC)           4' Cello Celeste             4' Orchestral to Orchestral
      8' Diaphonic Diapason        4' Violin I                  8' Solo to Orchestral
      8' Open Diapason             4' Violin II                 4' Solo to Orchestral
      8' Viola Diapason            4' Viola                     8' Bombarde to Orchestral
      8' Gemshorn                  4' Viola Celeste         6 2/5' Solo to Orchestral
      8' Tibia Clausa              4' Clarion               5 1/3' Solo to Orchestral
      8' Clarabella                4' Trumpet               4 2/7' Solo to Orchestral
      8' Stopped Flute             4' Clarinet
      8' Flauto Dolce              4' Oboe Horn                    ORCHESTRAL SECOND TOUCH
      8' Cello                     4' Vox Humana               16' Diapason
      8' Cello Celeste         2 2/3' Twelfth                  16' Contra Tibia
      8' Violin I              2 2/3' Nazard                   16' Bass Cello (TC)
      8' Violin II                 2' Piccolo                  16' Cello Celeste (TC)
      8' Orchestral Strings I      2' Flauto Dolce             16' Trombone
      8' Orchestral Strings II     2' Fifteenth                16' Post Horn
      8' Viola                     2' Viola Fifteenth          16' English Horn
      8' Viola Celeste         1 3/5' Tierce                   16' Clarinet (TC)
      8' Tuba                     16' Piano                     8' Tibia Clausa
      8' Post Horn                 8' Piano                     8' Cello
      8' Trumpet                   4' Piano                     8' Cello Celeste
      8' English Horn              8' Harp                      8' Tuba
      8' Clarinet                  4' Celesta                   8' English Horn
      8' Oboe Horn                 4' Xylophone                 8' Clarinet
    
                                                SOLO
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     16' Diapason                  8' Cello Celeste             4' Cello Celeste
     16' Viola Diapason            8' Violin I                  4' Violin I
     16' Contra Tibia              8' Violin II                 4' Violin II
     16' Bass Cello (TC)           8' Tuba                      4' Cornet
     16' Cello Celeste (TC)        8' Post Horn                 4' Trumpet
     16' Bass Viole                8' Brass Trumpet             4' Oboe Horn
     16' Bass Viole Celeste (TC)   8' French Horn               4' Vox Humana
     16' Trombone                  8' Saxophone             2 2/3' Tibia Clausa
     16' Post Horn                 8' Orchestral Oboe           2' Gemshorn
     16' Double Trumpet            8' English Horn              2' Tibia Piccolo
     16' Double English Horn       8' Clarinet                 16' Piano
     16' Bass Clarinet             8' Oboe Horn                 8' Piano
     16' Contra Fagotto            8' Kinura                    4' Piano
     16' Vox Humana (TC)           8' Vox Humana                8' Harp
      8' Diaphone Diapason         4' Diaphone Diapason         4' Xylophone
      8' Viola Diapason            4' Viola Diapason            2' Xylophone
      8' Gemshorn                  4' Gemshorn                  2' Glockenspiel
      8' Tibia Clausa              4' Tibia Clausa              2' Orchestra Bells
      8' Clarabella                4' Clarabella                8' Chimes
      8' Flauto Dolce              4' Flauto Dolce              4' Solo to Solo
      8' Cello                     4' Cello
    
                                              BOMBARDE
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     16' Violin Diapason           4' Octave II                 8' Harp
     16' Flauto Dolce (TC)         4' Gemshorn                  4' Celesta
     16' Tuba                      4' Flauto Dolce              4' Xylophone
      8' Major Diapason            4' Tuba Clarion              2' Xylophone
      8' Open Diapason             2' Major Fifteenth           2' Glockenspiel
      8' Violin Diapason              Grand Mixture VII         2' Orchestra Bells
      8' Gemshorn              2 2/3' Dolce Twelfth             8' Chimes
      8' Flauto Overte             2' Fifteenth                16' Accomp. to Bombarde
      8' Flauto Dolce          1 1/3' Nineteenth                8' Accomp. to Bombarde
      8' Flute Celeste             1' Twenty-Second             4' Accomp. to Bombarde
      8' Cello                    16' Piano                     8' Orchestral to Bombarde
      8' Cello Celeste             8' Piano                     4' Orchestral to Bombarde
      8' Tuba Mirabilis            4' Piano                     8' Solo to Bombarde
      8' Tuba                      8' Vibra Harp                4' Solo to Bombarde
      4' Major Octave              4' Vibra Harp                4' Bombarde to Bombarde
     
                                       CONSOLE APPOINTMENTS
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         COMBINATION ACTION                         FOOT LEVERS
         General         8  (thumb)                 1.*Piano soft         (reversible)
         Bombarde        8  (thumb)                 2.*Chimes soft        (reversible)
         Solo            8  (thumb)                 3.*Chimes sustain     (reversible)
         Orchestral      8  (thumb)                 4.*Vibra Harp sustain (reversible)
         Accompaniment   8  (thumb)                 5.*Master Pedal Lock  (reversible)
         Pedal           8  (toe)                   6. Sforzando          (reversible)
         General Cancel     (thumb)                 7. 1st touch - Tympani
         Setter             (toe)                      2nd touch - Bass Drum
         Divisional Cancels                         8. 1st touch - Chinese Gong (roll)
                                                       2nd touch - Chinese Gong (stroke)
         Unison Offs - all manuals                  9. Grand Crash
           (in left key cheeks)
                                                    FOOT PISTONS
         Traps Cancel       (thumb)                 1. Triangle
         Vibra Harp Cancel  (thumb)                 2. Bird Call I
         Tremulant Cancel   (thumb)                 3. Bird Call II
         Drums On           (thumb)                 4. Sleigh Bells
    
         VIBRATOS                                   EXPRESSION
         10" Wind Left   10" Wind Right            *Balanced Swell Pedal - Left Chamber
         15" Wind Left   15" Wind Right            *Balanced Swell Pedal - Right Chamber
         Tibia Left      Blank                     *General Crescendo Pedal
         Vox Left        Blank
                                                   * with indicator
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2015-07-11]