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Swem Pipe Organ Maintenance

Originally Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 4141, 1960)

Location:

Cutlerville East Christian Reformed Church
501 - 68th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 46980

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

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 32 ranks. 1,978 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 28 stops. 46 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 28
  • Registers: 46
  • 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 Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb 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 August 02, 2012:

Updated through online information from Paul Dessau.

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

Database Manager on December 30, 2010:

Updated through online information from Connor Annable.

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

Database Manager on July 09, 2010:

Updated through online information from Chad Boorsma.

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

Database Manager on July 09, 2010:

Updated through online information from Chad Boorsma.

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

Database Manager on July 08, 2010:

Identified through online information from Chad Boorsma. -- The organ was originally built by Wicks in 1960 as their Opus 4141. It has been expanded many times by adding pipes from other organs; money for these expansions often came in the form of memorial gifts from members of the congregation. The local organ technicians who have worked on the organ, include Jim Lauck, George Cheever, and Bill Swem.

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

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary, Chancel, and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-07-07

Chancel: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-07-07

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-07-07

Church Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-07-07

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