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Votteler-Hettche Co. (1907)

Location:

Reformed Church/Bloomville UCC
Bloomville, OH US
Organ ID: 53582

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Churches of Christ (UCC)
  • 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 Paul R. Marchesano on November 10, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 10 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 10 stops. 10 registers.
All:
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on December 16, 2019.
Main:
  • Built by Votteler-Hettche Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 10
  • Registers: 10
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on November 10, 2020.
Paul R. Marchesano on November 11, 2020:

A set of chimes with a pneumatic action was added to the organ at an unknown date after it was installed. The bellows for the chimes wind supply is mounted to a door into a closet where the chimes are mounted. -- Information provided by Don Daley

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on November 11, 2020.

Database Manager on September 14, 2014:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by William Dunklin, using information found in vintage post card. -- Vintage postcard shows a 2 manual pipe organ in a chamber at the front left as looking at the altar. The case consists of a polychromed pipe fence of 8 foot basses above a simple paneled case. The console is attached with stops in terraced jambs.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Taken from console: Open In New Tab Information provided by Don Daley Originally published 11/10/2020
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on November 11, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and Organ Case, ca. 1910.: Vintage Postcard; image courtesy of William Dunklin.

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Don Daley. Taken on 2019-11-13

Keydesk: Photograph by Don Daley. Taken on 2019-11-13

Organ Case and Facade: Photograph by Don Daley (November 2019).

Left Stop Jamb: Photograph by Don Daley (November 2019).

Right Stop Jamb: Photograph by Don Daley (November 2019).

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