Pipe Organ Database

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Eric A. Fiss (1965ca.)

Location:

St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church
535 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906 US
Organ ID: 2037

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 9 ranks. 1 manuals. 9 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Portable instrument, fully movable.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Stops: 9
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 52
  • 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 row above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 20, 2014:

Updated through online information from Nicholas Ringwald. -- As of 11/8/2014 This organ has not been played in about 2 years, still in good condition mechanically. Tuning is a mixture of stoppers, tuning scrolls, and tuning collars. The original leather on the wind reservoir was replaced by rubbercloth ca. October 2012. Pallet leather and felt in good condition. Some minor mechanical adjustments needed. Full action easily accessible by removal of side and rear panels. Pipes in good condition, with exception of a few needing minor repairs (replacing/resoldering of pipe hooks) and a thorough check of the Mixtur and Siffloete.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Positiv.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Facade (sounding Blockfloete pipes), console, and side view of sanctuary: Photograph by M. Ehlert.

Windchest: Photograph by M. Ehlert. Taken on 2014-11-11

Trackers and Bellows: Photograph by M. Ehlert. Taken on 2014-11-11

Pipework: Photograph by M. Ehlert. Taken on 2014-11-11

Pipework and Windchest: Photograph by M. Ehlert. Taken on 2014-11-11

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