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Wangerin Organ Co. (1928)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
200 S. Ashland Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54303 US
Organ ID: 50608

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 10 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 10 stops. 15 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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: 10
  • Registers: 15
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Setterboard (remote or in console).
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 03, 2012:

Updated through online information from Rodney J. Weed. -- When I was organist the Swell 8' Viola D'Amour had already been removed and replaced with a poor 8' Trumpet, and the Viola D'Amour pipes had been used for a poor 4' octave on the Great. Sometime after I left a 2' principal was added to the great using the Great to Great 16' coupler tab for the stop. All three of these changes were done on the console by tape over the original console stop & coupler tabs. None of these changes were retained with the 2012 rebuild of this organ. When I played this instrument it was passable but in no way inspiring in any way.

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

Database Manager on November 02, 2012:

A new organ on the date of its original installation. Identified by Rodney J. Weed, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- It was completely rebuilt by J Swartz in 2011-2012 with additional new ranks and completely new console. Most of the Wangerin pipes that were existing in 2011 were used in the rebuild. I was the organist at this church from 1986 to 1993 and this was the organ that I played then. I will be adding pictures of the pipe chamber for the Wangerin organ as installed in 1928 and the 1928 Console.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from photos of the Console taken in 2011
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2012-10-20

Pipework in Chamber: Photograph by Donald VerKuilen. Taken on 2011-03-21

Console: Photograph by Donald VerKuilen. Taken on 2011-03-21

Console: Photograph by Donald VerKuilen. Taken on 2011-03-21

Pedal Stopkeys: Photograph by Donald VerKuilen. Taken on 2011-03-21

Swell Stopkeys: Photograph by Donald VerKuilen. Taken on 2011-03-21

Great Stopkeys: Photograph by Donald VerKuilen. Taken on 2011-03-21

Great and Pedal Setter Panel: Photograph by Donald VerKuilen. Taken on 2011-03-21

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Donald VerKuilen. Taken on 2011-03-21

Console Pneumatics and Wiring (during dismantling): Photograph by Donald VerKuilen. Taken on 2011-03-21

Console Pneumatics (during dismantling): Photograph by Donald VerKuilen. Taken on 2011-03-21

Console Wiring (during dismantling): Photograph by Donald VerKuilen. Taken on 2011-03-21

Console Wiring: Photograph by Donald VerKuilen. Taken on 2011-03-21

Chamber Screen: Photograph by Donald VerKuilen. Taken on 2011-03-21

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