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Schlicker Organ Co. (1950s)

Originally Schlicker Organ Co. (1950s)

Location:

St. Matthews United Methodist Church
317 Browns Lane
Louisville, KY 40207 US
Choir Suite
Organ ID: 54266

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Direct electric
  • 4 ranks. 1 divisions. 2 manuals. 16 stops. 23 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: Portable instrument, fully movable.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 16
  • Registers: 23
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 13, 2015:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ was acquired second-hand from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky and was moved and installed by a few parishioners led by Pete Webber of Webber & Borne Organ Builders of Louisville.

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

Database Manager on February 13, 2015:

Updated through online information from Jackson Stewart. -- Originally, the organ was located at Georgetown College, Kentucky, where it was used for practicing and performing recitals. The instrument could be moved from the practice room to the recital hall very easily. When the school did not need it anymore, it was moved to the choir room in our church. Before that, however, Jerry Keys refinished the console (from many years of coffee drinking organists) and some of the 8' quintadena pipes that had water damage.

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

Database Manager on February 03, 2015:

Organ relocated without any change. Identified by Jackson Stewart, 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 Stop list taken from the console January 24, 2015.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Jackson Stewart. Taken on 2015-01-24

Pipework: Photograph by Jackson Stewart. Taken on 2015-01-24

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