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Schlicker Organ Co. (1974ca.)

Location:

State University of New York
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063 US
Teaching studio, Mason Hall
Organ ID: 3831

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, but not in use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 26 ranks. 2,459 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 21 stops. 29 registers.
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: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 21
  • Registers: 29
  • Position: Detached keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 10, 2013:

Updated through online information from Scot Huntington. -- Originally intended for a teaching studio in the music building annex completed in 1973, it was determined the room was not wide enough to accommodate an instrument of the desired size, so a former classroom in the old music building was commandeered for the purpose. The organ was delivered in January, 1974, three months behind schedule. The final cost was $51,000, the contract awarded by the comptroller's office in Albany through a sealed bidding process.

The organ was laid out horizontally against one wall, with a detached console and an instrumental performance platform installed above the tracker chase. The manual divisions were encased in reflective polished oak furniture veneer plywood boxes, and the pedal was unenclosed in the center of the instrument. The layout was, left to right: Great; Pedal with Positiv above; Swell. The Great and Swell were laid out chromatically, and the Positive and Pedal were diatonic. The rollerboard to the Positiv and its bungboard were originally covered with plexiglass to facilitate watching the key action function, but were later covered with wooden covers in the 1980s. The mechanically operated, horizontal Swell shutters were thick glass. The blower, static reservoir, and vacuum motor were in the Xerox room across the hall and the wind line passes above the hall ceiling. The wind regulation is by schwimmers attached to the pallet boxes of each windchest. The stop motors are vacuum operated pistons. The combination action was hold & set.

The organ was installed and voiced on-site by Louis Rothenburger Jr. and David Dickson. The organ was dedicated by Fredonia organ majors with Hermann Schlicker and several prestigious, prospective clients in attendance. In the early 1980s, at the request of Dr. John Hofmann, Professor of organ, the Positive Principal 2' and Swell Nachthorn 2' exchanged places. The organ was designed by John Hofmann in consulation with Hermann Schlicker and Ken List.

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

Database Manager on July 08, 2011:

Updated through online information from Vince Harzewski.

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

Database Manager on May 25, 2006:

Updated through online information from Ken Klocek. -- Refurbished by Heritage Pipe Organs of North Tonawanda, year 2000.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

General combinations.

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

Instrument Images:

Positiv Pipework and Tracker Key Action: Photograph by Eric Miller. Taken on 2015-03-16

Console and Organ Cases: Photograph by Eric Miller. Taken on 2015-03-16

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