Pipe Organ Database

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Josh Sellner (2017)

Originally Vogelpohl & Spaeth (Opus 52, 1907)

Location:

St. Mary, Help of Christians Catholic School
104 Saint Mary's Street NW
Sleepy Eye, MN 56085 US
Organ ID: 59840

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: High Schools, Preparatory Schools, and Academies
  • 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: Slider
  • 5 ranks. 271 pipes. 2 divisions. 1 manuals. 5 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: 1
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 5
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • 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 flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • 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 February 06, 2017:

Updated by Josh Sellner
Installation of the organ commenced in December, 2016 and was completed in January, 2017. I fabricated a new pump handle to replace the discarded original and reconnected the hand-pumping mechanism as a part of this installation. I also fabricated new facade wind conveyances, and revised the connection of the blower to the instrument. Other than those three items, the instrument is as it was built by Vogelpohl & Spaeth.

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

Database Manager on February 03, 2017:

This entry describes a new home for an organ that was relocated without either tonal or mechanical changes.
Identified by Josh Sellner, the builder.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist taken from the console: Open In New Tab Original document from Josh Sellner. Originally published 2017-02-04
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ case and keydesk: Photograph by Josh Sellner. Taken on 2017-01-26

Organ case: Photograph by Josh Sellner. Taken on 2017-01-31

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