Robert L. Sipe (& Associates) (1977)

Location:

Luther College
700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101 US
Center for Faith and Life
Organ ID: 3250

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • 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 November 17, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 62 ranks. 3,142 pipes. 3 manuals. 42 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Robert L. Sipe, Inc.
We received the most recent update for this division from william kuhlman on July 17, 2021.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 42
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 28, 2013:

Updated through online information from Richard C Greene. -- Received from Dobson Pipe Organ Builders:
"While a fine and well-built organ, the more than three decades of intensive use had taken its toll. Our recommendations included a complete cleaning of the instrument, the upgrading of some of the electronic components of the combination and stop actions, the correction of flaws in racking and other areas, and careful re-regulation of the pipes to bring stray notes back into the fold. --Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd. (2010)"

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

Database Manager on February 02, 2012:

Updated through online information from John Panning.

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

Database Manager on August 08, 2010:

Updated through online information from Richard C Greene. -- In 2010, the Dobson Organ Co. did a cleaning and restoration of this organ.

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

Database Manager on February 26, 2009:

Updated through online information from Richard C Greene.

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 1986

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

(OH indicates to be 44st, 58rk.)

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 builder's web site
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Tracker action organ by Robert Sipe 1979, 3-42 in the Center for Faith and Life auditorium, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa: Photograph from an archival source: Photo Bureau at Luther, submitted by William Kuhlman. Taken approx. 1970's

Organ in gallery: Photograph by Steven Conradt, submitted by Alexander Meszler. Taken on 2022-10-25

Side view of case and en chamade Trumpet: Photograph by Steven Conradt, submitted by Alexander Meszler. Taken on 2022-10-25

Console: Photograph by Steven Conradt, submitted by Alexander Meszler, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2022-10-25

Console, detail of toe studs: Photograph by Steven Conradt, submitted by Alexander Meszler, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2022-10-25

Left jamb (Pedal and Swell): Photograph by Steven Conradt, submitted by Alexander Meszler, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2022-10-25

Right jamb (Great and Positiv): Photograph by Steven Conradt, submitted by Alexander Meszler, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2022-10-25

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