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W. K. Kellogg Middle School
60 W. Van Buren Street
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017

Auditorium

OHS Database ID 7372.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 178, 1995-08-08.


Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
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 2007-04-19.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 6 divisions. 56 stops. 70 registers. 72 ranks. 4616 pipes. 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. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1995. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Extant; unaltered. (Database Manager. 2006-11-16)
  • Updated through on-line information from Trevor Dodd. -- -The organ is extant and completely original. The organ needs to be releathered and mechanically tuned up a bit. The combination action is completely unusable at this time. The organ can be played for demonstration purposes, but at this time is too unreliable for public performances. Some manual pistons have a "second touch" action that works for the pedal stops. The combination action is the vertical selector type. Blower is 20HP (440V) Spencer; it delivers 7.5" static to the Swell, Great, Choir, Pedal and Echo, 15" to the main Solo, and 20" to the Solo Tuba and Pedal unit reed. 30A rectifier to replace generator that is still there, but disconnected -- Choir, Swell, Solo, and Echo chests are 73-note chests for use with the super couplers. (Database Manager. 2007-04-19)

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Auditorium Exterior. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2010-08-17

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Stoplist

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives

  • Battle Creek, Michigan
    W. W. Kellogg Middle School - Auditorium
    
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 904   1933   4 manuals, 56 stops, 72 ranks
    _________________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN                                SWELL ORGAN
         16' Diapason               61              16' Bourdon                73
          8' First Diapason         61               8' Diapason               73
          8' Second Diapason        61               8' Rohrflute              73
          8' Third Diapason         61               8' Salicional             73
          8' Principal Flute        61               8' Voix Celeste           73
          8' Erzähler               61               8' Flauto Dolce           73
          4' Octave                 61               8' Flute Celeste (TC)     61
          4' Flute                  61               4' Octave                 73
         II  Grave Mixture         122               4' Flute Triangulaire     73
          V  Mixture               305               2' Flautino               61
         16' Ophicleide             61              IV  Dolce Cornet          244
          8' Tromba                 61               V  Chorus Mixture        305
          4' Clarion                61              16' Posaune                73
             Chimes                 EC               8' Trumpet                73
                                                     8' Flügel Horn            73
             CHOIR ORGAN                             8' Vox Humana             73
         16' Gemshorn               73               4' Clarion                73
          8' Diapason               73                  Tremolo
          8' Concert Flute          73
          8' Kleinerzähler          73                  ECHO ORGAN
          8' Kleinerzähler Cel (TC) 61               8' Cor de Nuit            73
          4' Flute d'Amore          73               8' Vox Angelica II       134
      2 2/3' Nazard                 61               8' Vox Humana             73
          2' Piccolo                61                  Tremolo
          8' Corno di Bassetto      73                  Chimes
          8' Orchestral Oboe        73
             Tremolo                                    PEDAL ORGAN
          8' Harp (TC)              --              32' Resultant              --
          4' Celesta                61 bars         16' Diapason               32
                                                    16' Contra Basse           32
             SOLO ORGAN                             16' Diapason               GT
         16' Contra Gamba           73              16' Gemshorn               CH
          8' Flauto Mirabilis       73              16' Melodia                32
          8' Gamba                  73              16' Echo Bourdon           SW
          8' Gamba Celeste          73               8' Octave                 12
          4' Gambette               73               8' Principal              12
          8' French Horn            73               8' Flute                  12
          8' English Horn           73               8' Still Gedeckt          SW
             Tremolo                                 4' Super Octave           12
          8' Tuba Mirabilis (20")   73               4' Flute                  12
                                                    IV  Mixture               128
                                                    32' Bombarde (20")         32
                                                    16' Trombone               12
                                                    16' Posaune                SW
                                                     8' Tromba                 12
                                                     4' Clarion                12
                                                        Cathedral Chimes       EC
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-07-08]
    
    
  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.