Pipe Organ Database

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Unknown Builder (1865ca./before)

Location:

Saint Salvator Evangelical Lutheran Church
179 WE Church Street
Venedy, IL 62214 US
Organ ID: 1763

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on August 10, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 12 ranks. 1 manuals. 12 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Stops: 12
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on August 10, 2021:

'Though the builder of this instrument is not known for certain, internal evidence suggests that it is the work of J. G. Pfeffer, and it appears to date from 1865. The projecting keydesk and the action date from the 1904 Kilgen rebuild, which was undertaken to "modernize" the organ, according to church records. Originally, the instrument had folding doors covering a recessed keydesk. The organ case and frame are designed to accept a second division, but there are no signs that the organ has ever had more than one division. A plywood top was installed over the case in the 1975 renovation. An unpublished dissertation on the organ has been written by Richard Haas. * According to The Organ Handbook by Hans Klotz, published by Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, in 1969, " ... the 'Calcant' (Kalkantenruf) ... signals to the person in charge of treadling or cocking the bellows ..." ' -- from 1979 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on August 10, 2021.

Database Manager on May 08, 2012:

Updated through online information from Martin Ott.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Attributed to J. G. Pfeffer, but appears to be older.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Relocated from Trinity Lutheran, 4th Street, St. Louis c. 1865. Rebuilt by Geo. Kilgen & Son 1904; Restored by Martin Ott 1975.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Tracker 14:1:3: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Edited with information from 1979 OHS Handbook, 2021-08-10 Originally published June 1979
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on August 10, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ case with images of some stop knob faces.: Photograph from an archival source: 1979 OHS Handbook, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1979

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