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A. B. Felgemaker Co. (Opus 1011, 1905ca.)

Location:

First United Presbyterian / Evangelical Free / Residence
Minden, NE 68959 US
Organ ID: 4897

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 12 stops.
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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 12
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 10, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- In an October 1, 2008 email from Dorothy Elder of First Congregational in Greely, Colorado to Jim Stettner of Seattle, Washington, she wrote: "I recently discovered Felgemaker opus #1011 in what used to be the Presbyterian Church of Minden, NE, which is in the middle of absolutely nowhere! Church is being used as a residence in the remodeled basement. Had a 'for sale' sign out front. Door was open, so I wandered in and took pics (attached). Looked like about 12 ranks. Later, I was able to track down the owner, Ann Schwenka, who reported the organ still plays. Says she turned down an offer of $25k on Ebay for the organ. Mistake! I told her about Organ Clearing House." The organ has Great Piano & Forte and Swell Piano & Forte foot trundles, as well as a Great to Pedal reversible.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Was First United Presbyterian.

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

Instrument Images:

Case and keydesk: Photograph by Dorothy Elder. Taken on 2008-08-06

Keydesk: Photograph by Dorothy Elder. Taken on 2008-08-06

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