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Moline Organ Co. (1883)

Location:

St. Mary's R.C. Church
202 E. Jefferson
Iowa City, IA 52240 US
Organ ID: 4439

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous 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
  • 30 ranks. 3 manuals. 27 stops. 31 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
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Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 27
  • Registers: 31
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on March 03, 2014:

Updated through online information from John Igoe. -- Restored by Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc.
From Quimby web site:
"Restoration work on church's 1883 Moline tracker organ. Restoration of original reed ranks with new spotted metal bells, cleaned, lacquered, and accomplished corrective voicing. Replaced pipe feet on all common metal flue pipes where feet had collapsed with age."

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

Database Manager on October 05, 2012:

Updated through online information from Joseph Adam. -- The Keralouphon in the Choir division is original to the organ, and is not similar to a bell gamba. The Dulciana is made of spotted metal (the only pipes in the organ that are spotted metal), and are suspected to have been replaced during the 1940s rebuild by Kilgen. All other pipework is believed to be original.

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

Database Manager on February 17, 2006:

Updated through online information from Kurt E. Juhl. -- The pedalboard is a "short" pedalboard - 2 octaves, plus 2 notes. The pedal rollerboard and chests were rebuilt (2004-2005) by Phil Hoenig of Fort Madison. The other chests and action will be repaired as time and money allows. The key action, especially when coupling the manuals together, is very stiff.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1987

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Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Overhauled 1940's by Kilgen. Rebuilt Quimby 1981.

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Source not recorded: Open In New Tab OHS Convention Handbook, 1986, p. 48
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
E-mail from William Hansen: Open In New Tab Comments on the Keraulaphone.
Document created on 1998-04-10
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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