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M. P. Möller (Opus 9825, 1964)

Location:

First Lutheran Church
303 6th Ave.
Havre, MT 59501 US
Organ ID: 28460

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

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 24 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 19 stops. 25 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 19
  • Registers: 25
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 20, 2007:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ is installed in the rear gallery against the back wall with the choir seated in front. The exposed pipework shows the Great (left) and Pedal 8'/4' Principal unit plus the Positiv (right) in front of the Swell enclosure. The Great 8' Trumpet is dead center between the divided, exposed pipes. The Pedal 16' Bourdon basses are at the extreme left - almost hidden. The balance of the Bourdon is on top of the swellbox along with the II Pedal mixture. Mayland chimes were added as a memorial gift by Meadway & Stettner Pipe Organs of Monroe, Washington ca. 2001. They were suspended from roof support trusses in front of the organ. Due to a faulty chimes keyboard, the chimes had to be regulated regularly. In 2006, they were removed to a beam over the swellbox for easier access, which necessitated reconfiguring the placement of the 16' Bourdon extension, II Pedal mixture, and their regulator. That faulty keyboard has since been replaced. The Great 2' Spillflote and Positive 2' Principal were swapped later in 2006. Otherwise, the organ is unaltered.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the console June, 1994
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Pipe Display: Photo from church website; used with permission and submitted by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-12-23

Pipe Display: Möller sales photo from the collection of Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1964-11-11

Displayed pipes in the rear gallery. June, 1994: Photograph by James R. Stettner.

Exposed Great pipework and Pedal 16' Bordun behind. June, 1994: Photograph by James R. Stettner.

Exposed Positiv pipework. June, 1994: Photograph by James R. Stettner.

Pedal 16' Bordun and 8' Geigend Prinzipal pipes atop swellbox. June, 1994: Photograph by James R. Stettner.

Console interior. June, 1994: Photograph by James R. Stettner.

Console: manuals and couplers. June, 1994: Photograph by James R. Stettner.

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