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Dobson Pipe Organ Builders (2021)

Originally Lawrence Phelps & Associates (1978)

Location:

American Reformed Church
407 Albany Avenue SE
Orange City, IA 51041 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 71545

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Reformed Churches (RCA, CRC, URC, PRC)
  • 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 John Panning on August 12, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • 49 ranks.
John Panning on August 12, 2022:

Between 2015 and 2021, Dobson undertook a number of restorative repairs, including the replacement of some Laukhuff slider solenoids with new Laukhuff units, the restoration of the original Phelps solid-state combination action (with the assistance of former Phelps employee Clive Webster), the repair of some Beckerath-made drawknob units, and the replacement of 1-12 of the Hauptwerk Prestant 8', which were collapsing.

We received the most recent update for this note from John Panning on August 12, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Organ case in gallery seen from main floor of church.: Photograph by John A. Panning. Taken on 2014-12-11

Console: Photograph by John A. Panning. Taken on 2015-08-17

Original Phelps combination action printed circuit board, pre-restoration.: Photograph by John A. Panning. Taken on 2015-08-31

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