Pipe Organ Database

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Vogelpohl & Spaeth (Opus 29, 1902)

Location:

Zion Lutheran
Redwood County
Sanborn, MN 56083 US
Organ ID: 862

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been altered 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 10 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 10 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear 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: 10
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • 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 terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 16, 2015:

Updated through online information from John J. Miller. -- Organ was purchased on November 21, 1902 for $1000 as recorded in the Vogelpohl & Spaeth company ledger now part of the collection of the Brown County Historical Society. Electric blower added at some point.
Original hand pumped and single reservoir winding system was removed c. 1970 presumably by Art Aadland (Valley Springs, SD) and replaced with a three reservoir system. Also new plywood walkboards were installed.
There is significant damage to cone tuned treble pipework which was done by former organ maintenance personnel. The least severe cases were corrected by John Miller on December 13, 2014. There is also evidence of collapsing pipework especially in lower notes of 8' registers. Key action is out of adjustment due to wear and couplers are barely functional. However, the organ still leads worship well and is a joy to play for services.

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

Database Manager on October 08, 2012:

Updated through online information from John J. Miller.

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

Database Manager on April 28, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from Josh Sellner.

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 April 3, 2010
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph by Josh Sellner. Taken on 2010-04-30

Organ case: Photograph by Josh Sellner. Taken on 2010-04-30

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