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Schlicker Organ Co. (1968)

Location:

Bethesda Lutheran Church
1517 Northwestern Avenue
Ames, IA 50010 US
Organ ID: 52284

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been altered 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 Jeff Scofield on September 11, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 39 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 28 stops. 38 registers.
All:
  • 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: 28
  • Registers: 38
  • 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: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • 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 Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on September 11, 2021.
Database Manager on November 12, 2014:

Updated through online information from Zachariah Hastings.

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

Database Manager on February 06, 2014:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Richard C Greene, based on information learned from a conversation with Gene LeVasseur. -- Bethesda relocated in 1964 to our current address and left the Moller organ at the downtown location, [which was] sold to a Methodist Church.  We currently have a Schlicker pipe organ that was installed in 1968 in the balcony; a positiv was added to it in 1971.  We also have a Noack portative organ by the altar that was purchased in 2002.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From THE DIAPASON June 1968: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on September 11, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ and exposed pipes: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-03-16

Church interior to front: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2009-07-17

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