Pipe Organ Database

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Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 4668, 1966)

Location:

First Lutheran Church
309 9th Street S.
Northwood, IA 50459 US
Organ ID: 53774

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original 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: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 26 ranks. 2 manuals. 21 stops. 27 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 21
  • Registers: 27
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 08, 2014:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Ryan Hulshizer, based on personal knowledge of the organ. --

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Taken from console 10/06/2014
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Balcony, Pipe Facade, and Swell Box: Photograph by Ryan Hulshizer. Taken on 2014-10-06

Console: Photograph by Ryan Hulshizer. Taken on 2014-10-04

Organ facade in rear gallery of the sanctuary: Builder's promotional photo in <i>The Diapason</i>, March 1967, No. 4, Whole No. 688, pg. 13 (library of James R. Stettner).

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