The Pipe Organ in China Project Website: Updates for January 2024

31 January 2024

The only update for this month come from JL Weiler in Chicago, who sent us some photographs of their work on the restoration, along with Casavant, of PEK1920. We now have a nice picture of the newly-installed (though vintage) Kimball two-manual stopkey console (stopkey consoles were standard for theater organs, and take up slightly less space than drawknob consoles.)

Chinese Lunar New Year begins on the evening of 10 February. We wish all our friends and visitors a Happy Year of the Dragon.

–The Pipe Organ in China Project

Organs in the Census: 207

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Photo of the Month: The I/7+Ped 1919 Hinners tracker action organ in Seoul, (now) South Korea, regrettably destroyed in the Korean War of 1950-53. (The photo is probably from The Diapason, 1 April 1919.) This is said to have been the first pipe organ installed in Korea.

Seoul, Korea, 1919 Hinners organ after installation.