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Wicks Organ Co.

Location:

Murdoch Funeral Home
520 Wilson Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 US
Chapel
Organ ID: 71271

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Mortuaries, Funeral Homes, and Cemetery Chapels
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, but not in use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on June 28, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • 6 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 29 stops. 33 registers.
Main:
  • Built by Wicks Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 29
  • Registers: 33
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on June 28, 2022.
Paul R. Marchesano on June 28, 2022:

Organ offered for sale, announced on Facebook June 28, 2022: We have a Wicks Pipe Organ in our funeral home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, that we would like to give away. I've been told it's a six rank organ and includes a set of chimes. I not interested in breaking it up into pieces so it's all or nothing --- but it's FREE. We have not used it in the last six+ years but have had it serviced annually up until that point. It is still in a heated/air conditioned space. ... Love to see this organ go to a good home where it can be used again and appreciated. -- Jeff Rosauer, Murdoch Funeral Home

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on June 28, 2022.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on June 28, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Jeff Rosauer via Facebook, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2022-06-28

Builder nameplate: Photograph by Jeff Rosauer via Facebook, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2022-06-28

Bass pipes and chimes: Photograph by Jeff Rosauer via Facebook, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2022-06-28

Great stop tabs: Photograph by Jeff Rosauer via Facebook, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2022-06-28

Swell stop tabs: Photograph by Jeff Rosauer via Facebook, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2022-06-28

Pedal stop tabs: Photograph by Jeff Rosauer via Facebook, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2022-06-28

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