Pipe Organ Database

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Carl Barckhoff [Sr] (1907ca.)

Location:

Sycamore Springs Resort
3126 Bittersweet Rd.
Sabetha, KS 66534 US
Chapel
Organ ID: 733

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Churches of undetermined denomination
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 8 ranks. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) 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
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • 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 flat jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 14, 2013:

Updated through online information from James Scott. -- Organ is in a non temperature controlled environment but is regularly used by various area churches during the Summer season for worship services. According to the owner, it was moved to this location many years ago from the Presbyterian Church in Hiawatha, Kansas. The church building, including organ, are also available and used for weddings. A couple of the taller pipes had to be cut and mitered to fit under the ceiling, but it appears to be in pretty much original condition. I played the organ briefly in the very cold room and it sounded fairly good. There were no obvious air leaks, tuning is questionable and the keys are not at all level. Still, nice condition for its age.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From First Baptist, Hiawatha, KS.

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

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary and Organ: Photograph by Sycamore Springs Resort (June 2011), courtesy of George W. Jenista.

Organ Case: Photograph by Sycamore Springs Resort (June 2011),courtesy of George W. Jenista.

Organ Case, Facade and Keydesk: Photograph by Sycamore Springs Resort (June 2011),courtesy of George W. Jenista.

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