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Dobson Pipe Organ Builders (Opus 38, 1987)

Location:

St. Stephen the Martyr R.C. Church
4439 W. 50th Street
Edina, MN US
Organ ID: 17989

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 36 ranks. 3 divisions. 3 manuals. 23 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: 3
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 23
  • Position: Detached, reversed keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Jim Stettner on May 04, 2021:

Transferred note from duplicate listing

Database Manager on December 20, 2011: Identified through online information from Richard C Greene. -- November 2011: Changes to the Dobson organ. The two-level memory system was upgraded to a 100-level system and a piston sequencer. The number of general pistons was increased from eight to twelve and divisional pistons were increased from four to six. In the new scheme the hitch-down pedals that operated the mechanical couplers were replaced with toe studs and are now operable through the combination action.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on May 04, 2021.

Database Manager on May 03, 2005:

Information provided by John Panning, Dobson Pipe Organs, Ltd.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist from Dobson Organ Co.: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on May 04, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Chancel organ case and detached, reversed keydesk: Photograph from an archival source: Builder archives, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1987

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