A. J. Schantz, Sons & Co. (Opus PW97, 1925)

Exhibited in the 2022 OHS convention(s)

Location:

Dennison Railway Chapel (Presbyterian)
301 Grant Street
Dennison, OH 44621 US
Organ ID: 49977

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on August 12, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Pneumatic
  • 9 ranks. 628 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 9 stops. 14 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by A. J. Schantz, Sons & Co.
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on August 12, 2022.
Main:
  • Built by A. J. Schantz, Sons & Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 9
  • Registers: 14
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on August 12, 2022.
Paul R. Marchesano on August 12, 2022:

On May 23, 1950, the Schantz Organ Company executed an agreement in the amount of $772.00 to perform service and maintenance on the organ, including: 1. Remove the pipes from the interior of the organ and clean each pipe. 2. Clean the entire interior with a vacuum system. 3. Lubricate all moving joints of swell pedal action. 4. Lubricate each Swell blind. 5. Lubricate crescendo action. 6. Lubricate pedal key springs. 7. Remove, recover and replace combination engine. 8. Remove and recover chime pneumatics and replace same. 9. Remove and recover harp pneumatics and replace same. 10. Place moth preventative in wind chests. 11. Reregulate the tone of each stop and tune the entire organ. 12. Place compression springs on bottom boards – make tight fit. [This item is a handwritten contract addition.] Schantz records indicate that several days of service work were requested in 1968, based on excessively dry winter heat wreaking havoc on the mechanism. Further, the chests were repacked (new gasketing) in 1971, the Harp and Chimes rebuilt in 1986, and select Pedal coupler pneumatics recovered in 2002. -- Executed Proposal Agreement of May 23, 1950, between Schantz Organ Company and First Presbyterian Church, 1, Schantz Organ Company, archive, [re-]printed in Pipe Organs of Columbus OHS 2022

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on August 12, 2022.

Database Manager on June 30, 2012:

Updated through online information from Eric J. Gastier.

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

Database Manager on June 28, 2012:

Identified through online information from Eric J. Gastier.

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 1925 Schantz contract
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Luke Tegtmeier on February 11, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Chapel Interior and Organ Case: Image from Church Brochure; courtesy of Eric Gastier.

Chapel Exterior: Image from Church Brochure; courtesy of Eric Gastier.

Chapel interior and organ case: Photograph by Len Levasseur, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-08-26

Organ case and console: Photograph by Len Levasseur, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-08-26

Console Close-up: Photograph by Luke Tegtmeier. Taken on 2021-12-10

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