Pipe Organ Database

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A. B. Felgemaker Co. (1870ca.)

Location:

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 US
Dalton Recital Hall
Organ ID: 4564

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • 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
  • 9 ranks. 421 pipes. 1 divisions. 1 manuals. 9 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Portable instrument, fully movable.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 9
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • 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: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 05, 2012:

Before the restoration, the Manual Super Coupler activated a tremolo that was not original to the organ. During the restoration, the tremolo was removed and the coupler mechanism rebuilt. The organ is housed in a storage area behind the Recital Hall stage and is moved onto the stage for performance purposes.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The instrument was restored by Lauck Pipe Organ Company in 1982. The organ was donated to the University by Lester and Clare Start of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console (March 3, 2012) and from university information
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-03-03

Organ Case: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-03-03

Organ Case and Pump Handle: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-03-03

Keydesk: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-03-03

Keydesk: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-03-03

Nameplate: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-03-03

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