Pipe Organ Database

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Vogelpohl & Spaeth (Opus 40, 1904)

Location:

St. George Catholic Church
63105 Fort Road
New Ulm, MN 56073 US
Organ ID: 2047

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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 is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 15 ranks. 2 manuals. 15 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 15
  • 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 flat 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 13, 2015:

Updated through online information from Nathan Knutson.

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

Database Manager on August 10, 2015:

Updated through online information from Josh Sellner. -- According to the Vogelpohl & Spaeth company ledger in the possession of the Brown County Historical Society, the organ cost $1,650.00 when it was installed in 1904. It is completely unaltered, with the exception of the addition of an electric blower and the removal of the original feeders for hand pumping. The original double rise bellows is still intact, and the feeders and mechanism for hand pumping are stored in the steeple niche behind the organ.

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

Database Manager on March 06, 2014:

Updated through online information from Richard C Greene.

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

Database Manager on August 16, 2009:

Updated through online information from Josh Sellner.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken for the console April 15, 2007
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Keydesk: Photograph by Josh Sellner. Taken on 2007-04-15

Manuals and Builder Nameplate: Photograph by Nathan Knutson. Taken on 2015-09-01

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-04-07

Balcony and Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-04-07

Keydesk: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-04-07

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-04-07

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