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Dobson Pipe Organ Builders (2011)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1524, 1970)

Location:

University of Wisconsin
Eau Claire, WI 54701 US
Gantner Concert Hall
Organ ID: 49149

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • 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: EP pitman
  • 47 ranks. 2,453 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 35 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman 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: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 35
  • 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.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 19, 2011:

Updated through online information from Richard C Greene. -- November 2011: Dobson undertook restorative repairs of the organ. The instrument suffered from some original faults and deferred maintenance. A number of large pipes were beginning to fall due to insufficient racking and replacements for the original electrical system and swell motor were not working properly. Dobson built new racking, repaired collapsing pipes, troubleshot electrical faults, re-engineered the swell mechanism and provided a full tuning. A complete cleaning and reestorative re-regulation of the voicing will be undertaken in the future.

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

Database Manager on December 13, 2011:

Identified through online information from Richard C Greene.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from Aeolian-Skinner Archives and Dobson Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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