Pipe Organ Database

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Koehnken & Grimm (1879)

Exhibited in the 1993 OHS convention

Location:

St. John's Congregational UCC
East and Main Streets
Madison, IN 47250 US
Organ ID: 2558

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on January 13, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 9 ranks. 422 pipes. 1 manuals. 9 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Stops: 9
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on January 13, 2022:

The Koehnken & Grimm, which was originally installed in the rear of the church, was initially hand pumped and later equipped with a water motor. Since the 1940's it has had an electric blower. At some point, the swell shutters were relocated to the back of the swell box, and a solid plywood wall now fills the old opening, making the organ much softer than its builders intended. -- from 1993 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on January 13, 2022.

Database Manager on September 05, 2006:

Updated through online information from Donald Stewart. -- The organ is used on a weekly basis and is the only organ used by the church.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1997

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuilt and in use 1997.

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

Instrument Images:

Organ case at front of room: Photograph from an archival source: 1993 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1993

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