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Verlinden Organ Co. (1948ca.)

Originally Wangerin Organ Co. (1931)

Location:

Calvary Presbyterian Church
935 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233 US
Organ ID: 53756

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been altered 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center 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
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • 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 April 30, 2015:

Updated through online information from David Bohn.

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

Database Manager on October 18, 2014:

Updated through online information from David Bohn.

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

Database Manager on October 08, 2014:

Updated through online information from David Bohn.

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

Database Manager on October 04, 2014:

Updated through online information from David Bohn. -- Wangerin originally installed at the Norris Residence, Big Bend, Wisconsin in 1931. Organ was sold or donated to Calvary Presbyterian after the Hook and Hastings organ was essentially destroyed by fire. Verlinden installed the organ at Calvary Presbyterian, minus the remote player system.

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

Database Manager on September 28, 2014:

This is a rebuild of an existing organ. Identified by Ryan Mueller, based on personal knowledge of the organ. --

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 console September 20, 2014
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Ryan Mueller. Taken on 2014-09-20

Church Exterior: Photograph by Ryan Mueller. Taken on 2014-09-20

Left Stop Jamb (Swell and Pedal): (2014) Photograph by Ryan Mueller.

Right Stop Jamb (Great and Choir): (2014) Photograph by Ryan Mueller.

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