Wm. Schuelke Organ Co. (1906)

Location:

Laurium United Methodist
318 Kearsarge St.
Laurium, MI 49913 US
Organ ID: 7645

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Pneumatic
  • 18 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 19 stops. 18 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic 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: 3
  • Stops: 19
  • Registers: 18
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic 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: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 24, 2019:

Updated by Shawn P. Keith, listing conversations with this person as the source of the information: John Novosad. Church closed and building sold into private hands in 2018. Organ remains in-situ and unaltered.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 25, 2019.

Database Manager on January 08, 2015:

Updated through online information from Shawn P. Keith. -- The organ retains its original tubular-pneumatic operating systems, which had failed sufficiently by about 1985 that the organ was silenced. The congregation has shrunk to the point that the survival of the church is questioned. The organ remains in-situ but unplayable.

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

Database Manager on November 05, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner.

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-178 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 1976.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Unplayable in 1976. Included a stop crescendo.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console in 2009
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Pipe Facade: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2009-12-16

Console: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2009-12-16

Left Drawknobs: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2009-12-16

Right Drawknobs: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2009-12-16

Great Pipework (Open Diapason): Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2009-12-16

Pedal Chest (inside the right side of the case): Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2009-12-16

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