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Denmark Uniting Church

Denmark Uniting Church

Denmark Uniting Church

Denmark Uniting Church

Denmark Uniting Church

Name of institution Uniting Church
Type of institution Church
Street Address South Coast Highway
City Denmark
State Western Australia
Postcode
Country Australia
Name of building Uniting Church
Name of room Church
Dates of the building
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features
Special fittings
Other location information
Name of contact
Mailing Address
Telephone
Email
Other contact information
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Date of previous organs None
Detail of previous organs
Dates when key work has been undertaken
Dates of any moves that have taken place
Variations from original design of organ
Information on previous organs
Information about comparable instruments to previous organs
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Present organ
Type of installation Freestanding
Case description Fine timberwork with crenellated top moldings.  Dummmy display pipes.  Case may date from c1850 Germany.
Placement in room Front right side
Builder's name J. E. Dodd
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 1939
Construction materials
Number of manuals One (1)
Key compasses C-ggg
Number of keys 56
Key material
Pedal compass CC-f
Number of pedals 30
Pedalboard type Radiating
Pedalboard material
Type of chests
Type of key action Mechanical manual action, pneumatic pedal action
Type of stop action Mechanical
Couplers Great 16', Manual to Pedal
Tremulants None
Accessories    None
Console type Integral
Stop label material
Placement
General design
Playing aids None
Divisions    Manual
Wind pressures
Stop list
GREAT
Open 8'
Stopped Diapason 8'
Dulciana 8'
Principal 4'
Fifteenth 2'
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PEDAL
 Bourdon
16' (not yet installed)
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Total number of stops 6
Total number of ranks 6
Total number of pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ Restored 1998 by P J Elms & Co.
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ Built in 1939 for the residence of Miss M Brown, North Adelaide.
The organ casework and windchest and the Stopped Diapason (in fact a German Gedact) are much older than 1939 and are of German origin.  Winchest slider bearers are shimmed with German newswpaper.  Pipework supplied by Dodd in 1939 is from Alfred Palmer, London, is of narrow sclae, narrow mouths and high cut.  The Fifteenth is a cut down Quintaton.
Installed 1946 at St Margaret's Anglican Church, Nedlands.
Installed at St Stephen's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Katanning, in 1964.
Removed 1979 by Paul Hufner to make way for new organ.
Restoration by P J Elms & Co commenced 1993.  Windchests were stripped and flooded with hot glue.  Table and pallet faces were all planed true.  Toeboards were planed true.  Pallets releathered.  Action parts refurbished.  Wind reservoir releatherd and wind trunking repaired.  New Open Diapason provided to replace original.  12 biggest pipes for Bourdon remain unfinished.
Installed at Denmark Uniting Church in 1998 by P J Elms & Co.
Information on current organ
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Photographs Photographs of the church and organ by Bruce Duncan
Technical documents 
General documents
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Supporting information
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Document control Original entries J R Elms, OAM, Gazetteer of Western Australian Pipe Organs, 1971, 1999,2003 and 2004.
This entry D B Duncan 01 January 2009.
Additional information and photographs collected during site visit by Bruce Duncan 13 January 2009.
Updated specification from Patrick Elms 04 January 2011.
Additional detail from In The Pipeline  October/November 1999.




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