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Bennett Organ Co. (Opus 892, 1921)

Location:

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
823 10th St.
Sheldon, IA 51201 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 67525

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on February 08, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Ventil
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Ventil chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Bennett Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on February 08, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Ventil chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Bennett Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on February 08, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Ventil chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Bennett Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on February 08, 2021.
Main - Chancel:
  • Built by Bennett Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on February 08, 2021.
Jim Stettner on February 08, 2021:

Identified from the Bennett opus list. When the St. Paul's Lutheran moved to new location, the Bennett was left behind and sold with the building to Calvary Baptist Church.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on February 08, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Vintage postcard, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1950

Church interior showing organ placement: Photograph from an archival source: Photo from printed church history, submitted by Rev. Daniel Baker. Taken approx. ca. 1930's

Chancel with organ case at the right: Photograph from an archival source: Undated photo from church archives, submitted by Rev. Daniel Baker. Taken approx. ca. 1930's

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