The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Piper City Presbyterian Church
Piper City, Illinois

OHS Database ID 28240.

Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 379, 2009-06-28.


Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2009-03-09.


Technical Details

Ventil chests. Tubular pneumatic key action. Pneumatic stop action.

Two manuals. 9 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. No combination action. Crescendo Pedal. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified by James R. Stettner through information from the Estey Opus List, published in The Boston Organ Club newsletter, 1973-1979. (Database Manager. 2007-09-07)
  • Updated through information from Keith Williams: -- Restored 2009 by Buzard Pipe Organ Builders (James Cook. 2009-03-09)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Organ, pre-restoration. Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives 2008-11-13
Console, pre-restoration. Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives 2008-11-13
Console: Unison Off switches, pre-restoration. Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives 2008-11-13
Patent list inside console. Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives 2009-01-22
Swell stops, pre-restoration. Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives 2009-01-22
Great & Pedal stop, pre-restoration. Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives 2009-01-22
Builder's nameplate. Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives 2009-01-22
Coupler stack, pre-restoration. Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives 2009-01-21
Console stop linkages; restored. Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives 2009-01-27
Coupler stack, restored. Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives 2009-02-27
Console note pneumatics. Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives 2009-02-27
Pedalboard, restored. Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives 2009-03-16
Restored console awaiting reinstallation. Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives 2009-04-25
Organ, restored. Photograph from the Buzard Organ Co. archives 2009-05-01

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Stoplist

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  • Annotated Stoplist from Keith Williams

  • Estey Opus 1233, installed 1914 in Piper City Illinois Presbyterian Church
    
    Nameplate reads:	 Estey Organ Co.
    			Brattleboro, Vt.
    			   Builders
    
    Pencilled inscription inside Great stop action ventil box
    “Chester Field  2-23-14  Brattleboro Vt”
    Penciled inscription inside Swell stop action ventil box
    “Chester Field  2-24-14  Brattleboro Vt”
    
    Manual compass 61 notes, Pedal compass 30 notes, Tubular-pneumatic action
    
    Wind pressure 3-3/4”, pitch A-435
    
    Stop tablets (celluloid) from left to right as follows.  Stops black fill, couplers and tremolo red fill.
    
    TREMOLO
    SW. AEOLINE 8’					61 pipes
    SW. SALICIONAL 8’				61 pipes
    SW. STOPPED DIAPASON 8’				61 pipes
    SW. FLUTE HARMONIC 4’				61 pipes
    SW. OBOE 8’					49 pipes
    GREAT TO PEDAL
    SWELL TO PEDAL
    SWELL TO GREAT
    SWELL TO GREAT 4’
    SWELL TO GREAT 16’
    SWELL TO SWELL 4’
    SWELL TO SWELL 16’
    GR. DULCIANA 8’					61 pipes
    GR. MELODIA 8’					61 pipes
    GR. OPEN DIAPASON 8’				61 pipes, bass in facade
    PED. BOURDON 16’				30 pipes
    
    Mechanical reversible toe lever for Great to Pedal labeled “REV”
    
    Two expression shoes “SWELL” (mechanical) and “CRESCENDO”
    
    Originally hand-pumped (pumping feeders and pump handle remain in place, unrestored.)
    Electric blower added.
     
  • Annotated Stoplist from Keith Williams Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.