Pipe Organ Database

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A. B. Felgemaker Co. (Opus 732, 1900)

Exhibited in the 1993 OHS convention(s)

Location:

First Baptist Church
416 Vine Street
Madison, IN 47250 US
Organ ID: 7139

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes 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 Paul R. Marchesano on January 13, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 14 ranks. 707 pipes. 2 divisions. 2 manuals. 14 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 14
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • 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.
  • 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.
Database Manager on September 16, 2013:

Updated through online information from John C. Ball. -- The Facade pipes are ALL original and were repaired as needed by B. Rule Organ Co. The organ is in excellent condition and played each Sunday.

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

Database Manager on February 21, 2011:

Updated through online information from Will Dunklin. -- Organ was removed from the church in the summer of 2010 by B Rule & Company, New Market, Tennessee. The organ went to their shop for total renovation. The original stop list was unchanged except that a period appropriate Felgemaker 8' Oboe (reed) replaced the original labial Oboe. The chests were retabled. The mechanical key and stop actions were restored. The double rise bellows and feeders were releathered. Many of the 50+ facade pipes had been mangled: some required replacement, the rest were repaired and all repainted. The church chose not to have the case stripped and refinished even though the finish on the case is relatively recent and of amateurish quality. The organ was reinstalled in the original position in January 2011.

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

Database Manager on June 27, 2010:

Updated through online information from Thomas L. DeLay. -- When I visited in 1999/2000 the organ was in use and in excellent condition.

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 1993

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Restored by Miller Pipe Organ, Louisville, KY.

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 (Source: The American Organist, Vol. 46, No. 5 [May 2012], p.72)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Ron Roaks. Taken on 2014-12-06

Console with Bench: Photograph by Ron Roaks. Taken on 2014-12-06

Pedalboard, Foot Levers, and Swell Pedal: Photograph by Ron Roaks. Taken on 2014-12-06

Organ Case: Photograph by Ron Roaks. Taken on 2014-12-06

Pipe Facade: Photograph by Ron Roaks. Taken on 2014-12-06

Left Drawknobs and Restorer's Plate: Photograph by Ron Roaks. Taken on 2014-12-06

Right Drawknobs and Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Ron Roaks. Taken on 2014-12-06

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