Pipe Organ Database

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W. Zimmer & Sons, Inc. (Opus 173, 1976)

Location:

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
301 1st St. NW
Waverly, IA 50677 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 5513

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on October 24, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 39 ranks. 2,064 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 28 stops. 28 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • 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: 28
  • Registers: 28
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Jim Stettner on October 24, 2020:

Updated though online information from Jayson R. Engquist. -- The ZIMMER instrument (Op. 173 of 1976) is extant. It has one rank (Angelic Trompette) added by Levsen in 1984.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on October 24, 2020.

Database Manager on July 04, 2014:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ is free-standing and encased in the rear gallery with a detached console. The Positif is in Rückpositiv position on the gallery rail. The expressive division is called Choir. Dr. Paul Bunjes was the consultant for the project.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Gallery and Organ Cases (ca. 1976): Zimmer Promotional Photo; image courtesy of James R. Stettner.

Church interior to gallery organ case: Photograph by Chris Stroh, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-06-30

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