The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Bernard's R.C. Church
910 Lagonda Avenue
Springfield, Ohio 45503

OHS Database ID 60253.

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Status and Condition

The organ is no longer at this location, and is presumed destroyed, dispersed or relocated.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition June 3, 2017.


Technical Details

Two manuals. 24 stops. 24 ranks. Manual compass is 62 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

Notes

  • This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ.
    Identified by J. A. Hefner, listing conversations with this person as the source of the information: Aaron M. Tellers (Tellers Organ Co.).
    In 1906, a fire broke out near the organ, destroying it but remaining contained in the organ (http://www.stbernard-springfield.org/history.html). This Felgemaker was ordered soon thereafter (Rev. Fischer is mentioned in the factory log), shipping from the factory 19 Sept 1907.
    The action isn't mentioned, but the two original blowers used 115 volt, 60Hz motors.
    The organ is no longer there; a three-manual console is visible in some photos, but I don't know what it controls. (Database Manager. June 3, 2017)

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  • Felgemaker opus 940 factory log. PDF of the factory order for ABF opus 940. Source: Handwritten on lined paper. Document Date. Unknown. Document received from J.A. Hefner 2017-06-04.

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  • Typed specification. Source: from factory order

  • Springfield, Ohio
    St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church
    
    A. B. Felgemaker Co.   Opus 940   1907   2 manuals, 24 stops, 24 ranks
    ______________________________________________________________________
    
           GREAT ORGAN                         SWELL ORGAN
       16' Double Open Diapason  61        16' Bourdon (wood)        61
        8' Open Diapason         61         8' Open Diapason         61
        8' German Gamba          61         8' Salicional            61
        8' Dulciana              61         8' Voix Celeste          61
        8' Doppel Flute (wood)   61         8' Aeoline               61
        8' Melodia (wood)        61         8' St'p Diapason (wood)  61
        4' Octave                61         4' Flute Harmonique      61
        4' Flute d'Amour (wood)  61         4' Violina               61
        4' Hohl Flute (wood)     61         8' Oboe & Bassoon        61
        2' Super Octave          61         8' Vox Humana            61
        8' Trumpet               61
                                               PEDAL ORGAN
           ACCESSORIES                     16' Open Diapason (wood)  30
           Tremolo                         16' Bourdon (wood)        30
           Motor Starter                    8' Violincello           30
           Two Wind Indicators
           Crescendo Indicator
    
           PEDAL MOVEMENTS                     COUPLERS (Tablets)
           Balanced Swell Pedal                Great to Pedal
           Crescendo Pedal                     Swell to Pedal
           Great Organ Forte *                 Swell to Great
           Great Organ Piano *                 Swell to Great Super
           Swell Organ Forte *                 Great to Great Super
           Swell Organ Piano *                 32' to Contra Bass
           * with release pedal
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-06-04]
    
    
  • Typed specification. Source: from factory order Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.
  • Original document from J. A. Hefner.. Source: Stoplist from Felgemaker factory log, courtesy Aaron M. Tellers (Tellers Organ Co.)

  • Springfield, OH
    St. Bernard's R.C. Church
    
    Organ by A. B. Felgemaker Co. (opus 940, shipped 19 Sept 1907)
    
    - Operational -
    Blower motors: 115V, 60Hz AC
    Motor starter
    Tremolo
    Two wind indicators
    Crescendo indicator
    Balanced swell pedal
    
    - Couplers (tablets) -
    Great to Pedal
    Swell to Pedal
    Swell to Great
    Swell to Great Super
    Great to Great Super
    32' to Contrabass
    
    - Great -
    16' Double Open Diapason (metal, 61-note)
    8' Open Diapason (metal, 61-note)
    8' German Gamba (metal, 61-note)
    8' Dulciana (metal, 61-note)
    8' Doppel Flute (wood, 61-note)
    8' Melodia (wood, 61-note)
    8' Trumpet (reed, 61-note)
    4' Octave (metal, 61-note)
    4' Flute d'Amour (wood, 61-note)
    4' Hohl Flute (wood, 61-note)
    2' Super Octave (metal, 61-note)
    
    - Swell -
    16' Bourdon (wood, 61-note)
    8' Open Diapason (wood & metal, 61-note)
    8' Salicional (metal, 61-note)
    8' Aeoline [Aeolina] (metal, 61-note)
    8' Stopped Diapason (wood, 61-note)
    8' Vox Celeste [Voix Celeste] (metal, 61-note)
    8' Vox Humana (reed, 61-note)
    8' Oboe & Bassoon (reed, 61-note)
    4' Flute Harmonique (wood & metal, 61-note)
    4' Violina (metal, 61-note)
    
    - Pedal -
    16' Open Diapason (wood, 30-note)
    16' Bourdon (wood, 30-note)
    8' Violincello (metal, 30-note)
    
    - Combinations -
    Great organ forte with release pedal
    Great organ piano with release pedal
    Swell organ forte with release pedal
    Swell organ piano with release pedal
    Crescendo pedal
  • Original document from J. A. Hefner.. Source: Stoplist from Felgemaker factory log, courtesy Aaron M. Tellers (Tellers Organ Co.) Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.