2/9 Pipe Organ For Sale
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If you've ever wished for a small practice pipe organ in your home this is an ideal opportunity for you.  For sale is a 2-manual, 9-rank pipe organ located in the basement of a townhome in Wilmington, Delaware.  This instrument has all the basics needed to serve as the ideal practice instrument.  It offers the possibility to be expanded and modified once installed to greatly increase its flexibility and usefulness.



2-manual Kimball circa early 1920s
Roll-top, straight rail design
Fully rebuilt ivory keyboards
32-note concave, radiating pedalboard
Z-tronics relay system
Syndyne stop action magnets (SAMs)
Wired for combination action/crescendo
Full documentation


Chest #1
16' Tibia Clausa (Gross Flute)
16' Violin (Salicional)
8' Violin Celeste (Voix Celeste)
8' Diapason

Chest #2
16' Concert Flute (Flute Triangulare)
8' Concert Flute Celeste (Melodia)
8' Viola (Dulciana)
8' Vox Humana
8' Trumpet (Corneapean)

Additional Ranks & Parts
Kimball 8' Aeoline
Kimball 8' Dolce
Kimball 4' Dolce Celeste
Skinner Oboe
Small reservoirs
Small chests
Miscellaneous maintenance items & parts


Kinetic metallic green "can" design (similar to Spencer)
2-horsepower, 240-volt, single-phase motor
Three, 24" diameter fans
7" wind pressure


Additional Information

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This instrument, once set up, will be low maintenance.  If installed in a well insulated room with humidity and temperature control then tunings can be reduced to one or two a year.  Of prime importance is the fact that this instrument will fit in any room with a minimum 8-foot ceiling height and approximately 10' by 16' floor area.  The existing low-pressure pipework was selected to have a low sound volume such that when playing full organ the sound pressure levels are approximately 88 dB in a 16' by 30' by 8' listening room. 

The use of Peterson Direct Electric magnets driven by a Z-tronics multiplex relay greatly reduces the maintenance issues related to the chestwork.  Access to manual chest actions is through see-through smoked acrylic drop-in panels.  Chest design is similar to Austin.  Only the offset chests are of conventional electro-pneumatic design of several manufacturers.  The use of a Z-tronics electronic relay provides reliability as well as the ability to modify/expand the specification.  While the instrument does not currently include a combination action system, one can be added easily as all SAMs are wired to Type-66 punchblocks (either a Z-tronics or Peterson would be easy to add). 

The console has tablets for the addition of MIDI sounds and the electronic relay can easily accept electronic extensions if desired (with additional boards).  The instrument includes 4 ranks with Haskell 8' octaves, three 16' stops, and chest space (no action or electronic relay parts) to add two additional ranks).  The blower is 2 horsepower, 240VAC, single-phase making it ideal for a home installation.  Three ranks of Kimball strings are in storage along with a Skinner Oboe that are also included in the sale.  Miscellaneous chests, maintenance parts and materials will be included in the sale.

With a little pre-planning this instrument can easily be removed by 6 knowledgeable adults and packed in a 14-foot rental moving truck in a long day.  Once at its new location it can be set up and playing in a week or so if it is not to be modified.  The purchaser is responsible for the complete and total removal of the instrument.  If you do not have the knowledge or resources to take on this project the current owner can suggest several reputable pipe organ technicians with the resources and ability to remove this instrument safely from it's present location, move it to your desired location, and have it playing in you location.