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Wangerin Organ Co. (1925)

Location:

St. Joseph's R.C. Church
705 Park Street
Oconto, WI 54153 US
Organ ID: 52712

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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 not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 18 ranks. 970 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 18 stops.
All:
  • 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: 18
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Stop keys 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 Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 24, 2014:

Updated through online information from Rodney J. Weed. -- The organ served the church from its installation in 1925 to Christmas of 1992. At that time the blower went out and in 1993 the church purchased an Allen digital organ and placed it in the front of the church. The organ has not been playable since the end of 1992 and apparently the church has no intention of having it repaired. The organ is in a very nice stand-alone case with both Great and Swell under separate expression. The facade pipes are nicely stenciled and if the only problem is the need for a new blower it is a shame the organ has not been repaired. There are a lot of the ivories off of the Great manual.

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

Database Manager on May 22, 2014:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Rodney J. Weed, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- This parish was combined with St. Peter's in 2000 and is now known as Trinity. The organ blower no longer works and the church has no intention of fixing this organ and now uses a small electronic in the front of the Church. The actual Wangerin organ in the Gallery with the exception of several of the ivories having come off several of the keys in the middle of the Great manual, appears to be in good condition and if the blower worked might still be quite playable.

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 the console May 14, 2014
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 2014-05-14

Church Exterior: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-14

Church Interior and Altar: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-14

Stained Glass Windows: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-14

Stained Glass Windows: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-14

Gallery and Organ Case: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-14

Console: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-14

Console and Organ Case: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-14

Organ Case: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-14

Facade Pipes: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-14

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed.

Swell Pedals: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-14

Pedal Stopkeys: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-14

Swell Stopkeys: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-14

Great Stopkeys: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-14

Wiring behind a Case Panel: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-14

Nicking on Facade Pipe: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-14

Swell & Pedal Combination Setter Board (left side of console): Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-14

Great & Pedal Combination Setter Board (right side of console): Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-14

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