Pipe Organ Database

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Wm. Schuelke Organ Co. (Opus S-70, 1891)

Exhibited in the 1986 OHS convention

Location:

St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church
7401 Columbus Street
New Vienna, IA 52065 US
Organ ID: 7089

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on October 11, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 24 ranks. 1,316 pipes. 2 manuals. 22 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 22
  • Position: Detached keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on October 11, 2021:

From the 1986 OHS Handbook: "The Principal 16' has some stopped wood basses; the Viola de Gamba 8' has 6 open wood basses. The Flute d'Amour 4' has 12 stopped wood basses with drilled stoppers. The Geigen Principal 8' has open wood basses with inverted mouths; the Swell 8' strings share an octave of stopped metal pipes. The bottom octave of the Flauto Harmonique 4' is of open wood melodias; the tenor octave is open metal; the stop is harmonic from MC. The Violoncello 8' has inverted mouths. The organ was renovated by Carroll Hanson of Iowa City in 1972. The wind system is not original, having been replaced at the time of the renovation."

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on October 11, 2021.

Database Manager on May 08, 2011:

Updated through online information from John Panning.

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

Database Manager on February 02, 2006:

Updated through online information from John Seboldt.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The builder did not use opus numbers to identify his work, but the catalog number S-70 was assigned to this instrument by Elizabeth Towne Schmitt and may be used for reference.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1986

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from OHS PC Database. [Contains some typographical errors and omissions.]
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Centennial Recital, September 22, 1991: Open In New Tab Program for the recital, including history and specification.
Document created on 1991-09-22
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph from an archival source: 1986 OHS Handbook, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1986

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