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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 933, 1920)

Location:

Residence: Frank Fowler
1217 N. Nye Ave.
Fremont, NE US
Westfield Acres
Organ ID: 13369

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on July 06, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 23 ranks. 1,566 pipes. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 23 stops. 34 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 23
  • Registers: 34
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 17, 2014:

Frank Fowler was President of and a partner in Nye, Schneider & Fowler - a prominent commodities brokerage based in Fremont; at the end of World War I he thought grain would be in huge demand around the world, so he cornered the market - at one time controlling half the country's grain; alas, countries and people were too poor after the war to buy much grain, so he, personally, and the company lost everything; in 1930, the home was foreclosed on and went to Louis Kreymborg, who had loaned Fowler a great deal of money; the house eventually became the Good Samaritan Lutheran Hospital before it was eventually razed in the late 1950's to make room for new housing. The information comes from an article by Patti Emanuel-Vaughan in the May 1, 2006, issue of the Fremont Tribune.

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

Database Manager on July 21, 2012:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Moved to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Omaha, Nebraska, in 1935.

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

Database Manager on January 08, 2005:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 31, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from <i>The Diapason</i> April 1920
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Write-up from THE DIAPASON April 1920: Open In New Tab Stoplist and commentary
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on July 06, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: memories.ne.gov, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

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