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Hal Gober (2008)

Originally Henry Erben (1850)

Location:

St. Patrick R.C. Parish
4351 Parnell Ave NE
Ada, MI 49301 US
Organ ID: 36518

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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 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
  • 6 ranks. 1 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 25
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical 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 August 06, 2013:

Updated through online information from John Speller.

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

Database Manager on January 04, 2009:

Received via e-mail from Justin Berg: "The 4 and 2 have a pedal mechanism that allows the organist to temporarily cancel those stops, as long as the pedal is depressed. The Swell mechanism has been left out since it substantially blocked the egress of sound. The false facade pipes have been gilded by our pastor. Hal Gober has added a pedal division, mechanically independent of the manual (i.e. NO connection whatsoever, not even a coupler), that always plays a unit 16+8 Subbass. Additionally, he added a pedal check mechanism that allows the organist to stand on the pedals without depressing them. Also, Hal added a tremulant to the entire instrument, though preserving the original wind system in its entirety.

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

Database Manager on August 14, 2008:

Identified through online information from Justin Berg. -- Relocated from a residence in Ypsilanti. The organ is being restored by Halbert Gober in Oberlin, OH. To be erected in our parish during November, 2008.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab http://www.goberorgans.com/current1.html
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Facade "pipes": Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Pallet pull-downs, backfalls: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Chassis and stop trundles: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Pipes: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Rollers: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Repairs in progress: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Toe board: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Bench: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Case -- component: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Bellows, after removal: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Bench, carving: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Keyboard, bench: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Pipes: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Keydesk, pipes: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Pipes -- C# side of bottom octaves: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Side of organ, case removed: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Case removed, from rear: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Front right, panels being removed: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Racks, pipe toes: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

C# side, first octave of Stop'd Diapason: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Bellows, before removal: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Stop trundles: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Side of organ, case removed: Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

Panel of facade "pipes": Photograph by Justin Berg. Taken on 2007-08-09

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