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A. W. Brandt & Co. (1955)

Originally A. B. Felgemaker Co. (1906)

Location:

Broad Street Methodist Church
501 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215 US
Organ ID: 25143

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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 with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted)
  • 40 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 38 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Registers: 38
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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 with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 21, 2012:

Updated through online information from Thomas Veregge. -- Entire Felgemaker/Tellers-Kent incorporated into the 1981 rebuild by Bunn-Minnick, with additions.

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

Database Manager on February 06, 2007:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the electrification and alteration of the existing, 3-manual, 1906 Felgemaker. The project was begun by Mr. Ray Arnold of Columbus in 1955. But he was fatally injured in an automobile accident while the organ was literally strewn about the sanctuary. Bids were sent to seven companies and A.W. Brandt of Columbus was selected. Between 1955 and 1961, the organ was gradually - though evidently poorly - rebuilt. The original slider chests (which were known to have cracks) were retained and had their tubular-pneumatic primaries and stop actions electrifed. The Echo added in 1924 was moved to the chancel organ. Three new stops were installed, and a new console was provided. In less than 10 years after the project completion, the organ was again "ailing" and by 1979 was no longer playable. It was ultimately replaced with a new 4-manual, 7-division, 51-rank Bunn=Minnick in 1981 - which was placed behind the 1906 Felgemaker facade and incorporated some of the existing pipework.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from memory
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Taken from the console before rebuilding
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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