A. B. Felgemaker Co. (1900ca.)

Location:

St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church
Hubbell, MI 49934 US
Organ ID: 4364

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • 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
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 13 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
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 13
  • 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, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 22, 2014:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on November 30, 2011:

Updated through online information from John Ignatowski. -- St. Cecilia's Church closed in October 2007. Over the summer of 2011, the Felgemaker organ was disassembled and moved down the road to St. Albert The Great University Parish on the campus of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan, for a complete restoration. University students, the pastor and other volunteers refinished the oak casework and cleaned all the parts. Organbuilder James Lauck of Otsego, Michigan restored the pedalboard, refelted the manual keyboards, and replicated the missing feeders, thereby restoring the hand-blowing mechanism which had been removed long ago, and installed a new silent blower. Mechanically and tonally the organ remains in its original state. During disassembly, pencilled notes on parts of the woodwork revealed that the organ was once in a Protestant church in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

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

Database Manager on August 20, 2008:

Updated through online information from John Ignatowski. -- The church closed on October 31, 2007. The organ is to be removed into storage.

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

Database Manager on June 25, 2005:

On-line update from John Ignatowski -- In regular weekly use. The congregation is shrinking and the church's future in doubt.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From The Diapason February 2007
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Facade in Rear Gallery, 2009: Photograph by Janet Dalquist.

Facade from an angle, 2009: Photograph by Janet Dalquist.

Keydesk, 2009: Photograph by Janet Dalquist.

Pedalboard, 2009: Photograph by Janet Dalquist.

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