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Schlicker Organ Co.

Location:

Grace Episcopal Church
506 W. Broadway St.
Decorah, IA 52101 US
Organ ID: 63994

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican 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 20, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a floor-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 20, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 20, 2019.
Database Manager on May 20, 2019:

Updated by Ryan Hulshizer, who has heard or played the organ.

Information from Conversation with William Kuhlman, Professor Emeritus of Organ at Luther College in Decorah IA: \"The Schlicker was delivered to Luther College in May of 1969 and accepted by the renowned choir director, Weston Noble. It served as Luther College\'s main organ (in the Norby House) until the Hendrickson Pipe Organ was installed in the Koren Library in 1971. Sometime thereafter another pipe organ was acquired and this organ was sold to Grace Episcopal Church in Decorah, replacing an aged Estey Harmonium.\"

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 21, 2019.

Database Manager on April 24, 2019:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ.
Identified by Ryan Hulshizer, who has heard or played the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 25, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Chancel: Photograph by Ryan Hulshizer. Taken on 2016-03-17

Console: Photograph by Ryan Hulshizer. Taken on 2016-03-17

Organ Case: Photograph by Ryan Hulshizer. Taken on 2016-03-17

Rearview of Organ Case: Photograph by Ryan Hulshizer. Taken on 2016-03-17

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