OHS Database ID 4043.
This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2012-03-03.
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Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The console is in a fixed position, center.
Two manuals. 16 stops. 16 ranks. 824 pipes.
Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.
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- J.F. Nordlie Company, Sioux Falls, South DakotaGREAT C1-a58 Open Diapason 8’ 19 painted & stenciled Zinc façade pipes and 39 spotted metal interior pipes Melodia 8’ 12 stopped + 46 open wood pipes Gamba 8’ 48 open metal pipes (common bass with Dolce 8’) Dolce 8’ 10 painted & stenciled stopped Zinc + 48 open metal pipes Principal 4’ 58 open metal pipes Flute 4’ 40 open metal pipes (bass from Principal 4’), (harmonic from e29) Fifteenth 2’ 58 open metal pipes SWELL C1-a58 (under expression) Open Diapason 8’ 46 open metal pipes Stopped Diapason Bass 8’ 12 stopped wood pipes (bass for all 8’ stops) Stopped Diapason Treble 8’ 46 stopped wood pipes Dulciana 8’ 46 open metal pipes Violin 4’ 58 open metal pipes Mixture II-III 2’ 156 open metal pipes (new per original scalings) Trumpet 8’ 37 metal reeds + 9 open metal pipes (from C13) Zimbelstern 5 bells, operated by the Bellows Signal Drawknob PEDAL C1-f30 Bourdon 16’ 30 stopped wood pipes COUPLERS GT/PD, SW/PD (drawknobs); SW/GT (intra-mural on-off buttons) ACCESSORIES Two combination pedals effecting Great stops: Forte & Piano (unlabeled) TOTALS 824 pipes, 5 bells, 16 speaking stops, 16 ranks NOTES: The Winding system consists of an original double-rise reservoir, a new Laukhuff blower, new trunk and curtain valve. Extant feeder bellows are fastened tight to the underside of the reservoir; the hand-pump mechanism for the feeders has been lost. The original Windchests have been pegged to prevent runs or wind leaks. The sliders, toeboards, and rackboards are all original, as are a majority of trackers and the stop action components. One new faceplate was engraved for the missing Swell Stopped Diapason Treble stop-knob. Rackboard markings, pipe holes and the single extant Mixture pipe…found in the Great Fifteenth 2’…permitted reconstruction of the Swell Mixture. Actually, it is a narrow-scaled Sesquialtera composed of 2’ + 1 3/5’ ranks at C1, adding the 2 2/3’ rank at f18; the 1 3/5’ rank breaks back one octave at fs43, sounding at 3 1/5’ for the rest of the compass. The 1888 Mills organ is particularly elegant in its light and precise key actions, its sophisticated voicing and in the careful craftsmanship of its joinery and visual design. [Received from Ashley Lawton 2012-03-03.]