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Holtkamp Organ Co. (Opus Job No. 1641, 1949)

Exhibited in the 2009 OHS convention

Location:

Oberlin Conservatory of Music
77 W College Street
Oberlin, OH 44074 US
Practice Room
Organ ID: 37886

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on July 06, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 5 ranks. 317 pipes. 4 stops. 12 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Stops: 4
  • Registers: 12
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • 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 July 09, 2009:

From a photograph caption in the 2009 Organ Atlas: "The 1949 Holtkamp, the first 'Martini' model practice organ. The designers included Arthur Poister, Fenner Douglass, Grigg Fountain and Walter Holtkamp Sr. The details were worked out over cocktails one evening in the apartment of Douglass and Fountain, hence the model name."

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

Database Manager on December 21, 2008:

Identified through information published in John Ferguson's Walter Holtkamp: American Organ Builder (DMA treatise, Eastman School of Music, 1976). Although neither Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling nor their successor Holtkamp Organ Co. assigned Opus numbers to their instruments, this organ was identified in factory documents as Job number 1641. That number appears here as the Opus number of this instrument. Practice Organ

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from <i>Organ Atlas 2009 • The City of Cleveland and Northern Ohio</i> (OHS Press): Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2009-07-08

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-06-25

Pipe Display and Keydesk: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-06-25

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