The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Lutheran Church
309 9th Street S.
Northwood, Iowa 50459

OHS Database ID 53775.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition October 8, 2014.

Technical Details

Wicks Direct Electric(©) chests.

Two manuals. 21 stops. 27 registers. 26 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.


  • This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Ryan Hulshizer, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- (Database Manager. October 8, 2014)

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Balcony, Pipe Facade, and Swell Box. Photograph by Ryan Hulshizer 2014-10-06
Console. Photograph by Ryan Hulshizer 2014-10-04
Organ facade in rear gallery of the sanctuary. Builder's promotional photo in The Diapason, March 1967, No. 4, Whole No. 688, pg. 13 (library of James R. Stettner) 1966-00-00

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  • Taken from console 10/06/2014
    First Lutheran Church, Northwood Iowa
    Wicks Organ Company, Opus 4668, 1966
    GREAT                                           COUPLERS
    16’    Quintaton                                Swell to Pedal  
    8’     Principal                                Great to Pedal
    8’     Gedeckt
    8’     Gemshorn (Sw)                            Swell to Great               16,8,4
    4’     Octave
    4’     Koppelflöte
    2’     Principal                                FINGER PISTONS
    III    Mixtur                                   Swell                       0,1 - 3
    8’     Trompette                                Great                       0,1 - 3
                                                    Pedal                       0,1 - 3
    Great to Great 4’                               Tutti                         (rev)
                                                    General Cancel
    SWELL (Expressive)
    8’     Rohrflöte                                TOE STUDS
    8’     Gemshorn                                 Great to Pedal                (rev)
    8’     Viola da Gamba
    8’     Gamba Celeste
    4’     Hohl Flöte                               PEDAL MOVEMENTS
    2’     Holz Principal                           Swell Expression             (bal.)
    1 1/3’ Klein Nasat                              Crescendo                    (bal.)
    III    Scharf
    II     Sesquialtera
    8’     Fagot
    8’     Rohr Schalmei
    Swell to Swell 16’ 
    Swell Unison Silent
    Swell to Swell 4’
    16’    Bourdon
    16’    Rohr Flöte
    8’     Principal
    8’     Quintadena (GT)
    4’     Gedeckt (GT)
    16’    Posaune
    4’     Clarion
    [Received from Ryan Hulshizer 2014-10-10.]
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