Pipe Organ Database

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Rudolph Ibach (Opus 150, 1875)

Location:

St. Patrick's R.C. Church
756 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103 US
Organ ID: 50909

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is no longer extant; destroyed.
  • 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 42 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 41 stops. 41 registers.
All:
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 41
  • Registers: 41
  • Manual Compass: 54
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 30, 2015:

Updated through online information from Steve Repasky. -- Lowest manual was Hauptwerk. Middle manual, Oberwerk. Top manual, Chorwerk. The Cornett was mounted over the 12th & 15th stops next to the Trumpet. Originally, the wind was supplied by two men, each operating two feeders.

There was a Kalcant (signal bell) to alert the blower men.

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

Database Manager on January 21, 2013:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Jim Lewis, using information found in San Francisco Call. -- 42 stops. Destroyed 1906

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab this is for OHS ID 50858, stop list is from Orgel Ibach Barmen (1794-1904) by Gisela Beer, Arno Vold-Verlag, Küln, 1975, p. 172
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph (ca. 1890) courtesy of Jim Lewis.

Church Exterior after the April 18, 1906, earthquake and fire: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS. Taken on 1906-04-18

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Jim Lewis Collection, submitted by Jim Lewis. Taken approx. c. 1904

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