Pipe Organ Database

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A. B. Felgemaker Co. (Opus 591, 1894)

Location:

Trinity Episcopal Church
320 East College St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 US
Organ ID: 2441

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 15 ranks. 774 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 15 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • 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 October 09, 2008:

Updated through online information from T. Andrew Hicks. -- Information from a scrapbook collected by Miriam Righter, the organist at the time the Felgemaker was replaced by a Kilgen (1954-5). The materials include the original Felgemaker contract and other papers from 1894 relating to the installation, and a 1950s newspaper photograph of the Felgemaker console, which does not clearly show the stop controls. Part of the casework survives in the current instrument: George Bozeman, Op. 27 (1983). Most of the Great and Pedal pipework was incorporated into the 1955 Kilgen, which in 1983 was relocated to Salem Lutheran Church, Andrew, IA, where it was still extant in the early 1990s. Current status unknown. -- pedal compass CCC to D

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

"Replaced by a Kilgen organ in 1952 using the case and some pipes from the Felgemaker. The Kilgen later went to a Lutheran Church in Andrew, IA."

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

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