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Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling (1947)

Originally Votteler-Hettche Co. (Opus 1215, 1913)
Exhibited in the 2009 OHS convention

Location:

St. Procop Catholic Church
3181 W. 41st Street
Cleveland, OH 44109 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 41672

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • 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: Ventil
  • 25 ranks. 1,467 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Ventil chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Built by Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Davis C. Badaszewski on February 03, 2022.
Database Manager on February 19, 2013:

Church held its final mass on August 30, 2009.

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

Database Manager on July 09, 2009:

Identified through information in the 1009 Organ Atlas. Replacement of one stop (1942: install 2' Piccolo in place of 8' Cornopean) and new Clarinet bass (1947), with electrification of existing ventil chests (originally tubular pneumatic). Combination action replaced at some point by an identified person or firm.

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

Database Manager on July 09, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Leek Pipe Organ Company. -- The Leek Pipe Organ Company rebuilt all the pedal chests in the original way and rebuilt the console combination action with a 10 level Solid State system. Holtkamp installed new manuals without thumb pistons. The old piston machine was discarded by Leek with the console upgrades. New slide tuners were installed on pipes that had missing ones. Leek also releathered the Swell bellows, installed new toe pistons, and reglued ventil bottom boards to remedy cross ciphering. The pitman membrane system has proved unreliable. In the 80’s church members got the organ playable by themselves. The Swell expression pedals are mechanical,… one shutter is on the front and one on the roof. The Posaune 8’ chest appears to be a replacement … possibly Holtkamp. Holtkamp put new switching and relays in the 70’s. The original Shulke pedal switching exists and is still being used today.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on February 05, 2022.
Online Source: Open In New Tab Originally published 2/7/21
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Davis C. Badaszewski on February 07, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-05-01

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-05-01

Console: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-05-01

Console: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-05-01

Pipework (Great Diapason): Photograph by Joseph M. McCabe. Taken on 2008-05-01

Unda Maris Celeste Mechanism: Photograph by Joseph M. McCabe. Taken on 2008-05-01

Organ Pipes (2' Flute): Photograph by Joseph M. McCabe. Taken on 2008-05-01

Pipework (Great Octave Trebles): Photograph by Joseph M. McCabe. Taken on 2008-05-01

Church Exterior: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-05-01

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