The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Immanuel United Church of Christ
1350 Old Church Rd.
Streamwood, Illinois 60103

OHS Database ID 1439.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 92, 1988-11-20.


Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original 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 May 3, 2017.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 11 stops. 11 ranks.

Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Notes

  • Builder's Nameplate: attr. Emil Witzman (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 1984. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Renovated Berghaus Organ Co. 1982. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated by Larry Bunce, who maintains the organ.
    I worked on this instrument c. 1975 as an employee of the Berghaus ORGAN Co. One clue as to the builder was a shipping label inside the case that said it was shipped from Boston via American Express. I would presume that it was built by an organ supply house and installed by a local tuner/repairman.
    A clever adaptation made when an electric blower was added was that the blower switch was operated from the drawstop labeled "Bellows Signal." (Steven E. Lawson. May 3, 2017)

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Bibliography

  • Friesen, Susan. "Program: Two Cameo Concerts of Advent and Christmas Music," The Stopt Diapason (Vol. 2, No. 1 [February 1981], pp.14-15). [also Michael Friesen]

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist (Source: The Stopt Diapason, February 1981)

  •       Immanuel United Church of Christ
          Streamwood, Illinois
          Unknown Builder, c.1888
          OHS ID: 1439
    ____________________________________________________
          MANUAL
        8 Open Diapason
        8 Melodia 
        8 Gedackt (bass to Melodia)
        8 Gamba
        8 Dulciana (bass to Gamba)
        4 Principal
        4 Floete
    2-2/3 Quinte
        2 Octave
        8 Trumpete TC
          Blower's Signal
    
          PEDAL
       16 SubBass
          Coppel (Coupler)
          Pedal Check
    ____________________________________________________
    [Received online from T. Daniel Hancock, 2012-09-17]
  • Typed stoplist (Source: The Stopt Diapason, February 1981) Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.