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Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. / Chas. C. Kilgen (1908)

Location:

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sherman Center
W5406 County Road SS
Random Lake, WI 53075 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 1064

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on November 18, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 12 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 12 stops. 12 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. / Chas. C. Kilgen
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on November 18, 2020.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. / Chas. C. Kilgen
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on November 18, 2020.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. / Chas. C. Kilgen
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on November 18, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. / Chas. C. Kilgen
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 12
  • Registers: 12
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on November 18, 2020.
Database Manager on February 07, 2019:

Updated by Pr. Christopher Gillespie, who has heard or played the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 07, 2019.

Database Manager on February 07, 2019:

Updated by Christopher Gillespie, who has heard or played the organ.

I have a brief article from 1976 that has some historic notes and a stop list.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 07, 2019.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1969

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist copied from the keydesk: Open In New Tab Originally published November 17, 2020
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on November 18, 2020.
St. John Improves on Old Organ Sound: Open In New Tab Reprinted from The Sounder, December 9, 1976.
Document created on 1976-12-09
We received the most recent update for this document from Christopher Gillespie on November 17, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Pr. Christopher Gillespie. Taken on 2020-11-17

Facade and console: Photograph by Pr. Christopher Gillespie. Taken on 2020-11-17

Organ case: Photograph by Pr. Christopher Gillespie. Taken on 2020-11-17

A view of the organ in the gallery from the front of the church: Photograph by Pr. Christopher Gillespie. Taken on 2020-11-20

A shot of the builder's nameplate: Photograph by Pr. Christopher Gillespie. Taken on 2020-11-20

A shot of the right stopjamb only: Photograph by Pr. Christopher Gillespie. Taken on 2020-11-20

A shot of the left stopjamb only: Photograph by Pr. Christopher Gillespie. Taken on 2020-11-20

Composition foot trundles and expression shoe with Kilgen name: Photograph by Pr. Christopher Gillespie. Taken on 2020-11-20

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