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Roland R. Rutz (Pipe Organ Co.) (2014)

Originally Vogelpohl & Spaeth (1902)

Location:

Kodaikanal International School
Kodaikanal, IN
Chapel
Organ ID: 68980

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: High Schools, Preparatory Schools, and Academies
  • 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 Jim Stettner on August 26, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider, Information unknown or not applicable
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Vogelpohl & Spaeth
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 26, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Vogelpohl & Spaeth
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 26, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Roland R. Rutz (Pipe Organ Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 26, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Vogelpohl & Spaeth
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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 with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on August 26, 2021.
Jim Stettner on August 26, 2021:

This was the relocating and installation of a used 1902 Vogelpohl & Spath from St. Benedict R.C. Church in St. Benedict, Minnesota. The pedal was electrified so that the Bourdon 16' is also available at 8' and a 16' Fagott was added.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on August 26, 2021.
Vogelpuhl & Spaeth Organ Transplant to India: Open In New Tab An account of the moving of the organ and history of the Vogelpohl & Spaeth company for the school Alumni newsletter of October, 2014.
We received the most recent update for this document from Jim Stettner on August 26, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Chapel exterior: Photograph by School Website (photographer unattributed), submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 2020

Organ in front of chapel: Photograph by School Website (photographer unattributed), submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 2020

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