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Jacob Humell (1625 ca.)

Location:

National Music Museum, University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark
Vermillion, SD 57069 US
Organ ID: 66436

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Museums
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Margaret Downie Banks on November 04, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 6 ranks. 390 pipes. 1 manuals. 6 stops. 6 registers.
Manual:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Portable instrument, fully movable.
  • Built by Jacob Humell
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 17, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by Jacob Humell
  • Manuals: 1
  • Stops: 6
  • Registers: 6
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 45
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: No pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on October 17, 2020.
Jim Stettner on November 05, 2020:

Updated through online information from Margaret Downie Banks, Associate Museum Dir.: Note that this organ does NOT belong to the Univ. of SD; rather to National Music Museum, Inc., located on the USD campus.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on November 05, 2020.

Margaret Downie Banks on November 04, 2020:

Signed on a square tin pipe: H / Jacob / Humell / C
Four octaves, C-c3 (45 keys with short octave). Naturals made of boxwood, accidentals of darkened wood. Two hand-operated gravity-fed bellows on top. Pitch is about ¾ tone above A=440. Length: 81 cm Width: 50 cm Height: 87 cm National Music Museum catalog #: NMM 4031. Purchased in 1986 from Bernhard von Hünerbein, Cologne, Germany. Purchase funds gift of the Rawlins Fund, 1986.

We received the most recent update for this note from Margaret Downie Banks on November 04, 2020.
Stoplist from the Univeristy of South Dakota's National Music Museum website: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on November 06, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Front view of chest organ: Photograph by Emanuele Marconi, former National Music Museum Conservator, submitted by Margaret Downie Banks. Taken approx. 2018

Keyboard side of chest organ: Photograph by Emanuele Marconi, former National Music Museum Conservator, submitted by Margaret Downie Banks. Taken approx. 2018

Interior view of chest organ: Photograph by Emanuele Marconi, former National Music Museum Conservator, submitted by Margaret Downie Banks. Taken approx. 2018

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