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Flentrop Orgelbouw (1964)

Location:

Christ Episcopal Church
162 S. Main Sttreet
Oberlin, OH 44074 US
Organ ID: 32670

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • 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
  • 14 ranks. 2 manuals. 11 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 11
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 07, 2015:

Updated through online information from Jim Thompson. -- Updates to my previous notes: The Johnson organ was ca 1921. The Flentrop has hand-operated doors for the Borstwerk as the "expression" capability. Also, the organ is located to the right side of the chancel area (facing the altar) (Epistle side, in Episcopal-speak). Calvin Hampton was the Organist/Choir Master during his senior year at Oberlin from 1959-1960. The "Stained Glass Zimbelstern" was his own device utilizing a small fan, an unused drawknob on the organ, and scrap stained glass from a parishioner's studio at the church (suspended from fine wire in front of the fan - brilliant).

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

Database Manager on November 01, 2015:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Jim Thompson, using information from this web site: http://www.flentrop.nl/orgelbouw/oberli_ohio_epis.html.

Replaced a Johnson tracker organ which housed Calvin Hampton's "Stained Glass Zimbelstern".

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

Database Manager on January 05, 2008:

Identified through information from James Leek, Leek Pipe Organ Company.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From the Flentrop Orgelbau web site
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Releathering the reservoir: Photograph by James Leek. Taken on 2007-12-05

Organ Case and Keydesk: D A Flenrop, courtesy of James Stark (1964).

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