Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Wisconsin Synod)
W1568 Evergreen Lane
Montello (Mecan Township), WI 53949 US
Organ ID: 6100
The Schuelke organ was purchased in 1884, "for $440. Not all of the slop labels are original, so some of the names on the stoplist above are conjecture, based on another Schuelke, Op. 33, 1884, formerly in Victoria, Texas. 1-12 of the Principal 8' are of stopped wood; 13-19 are in the facade; G20 is inscribed "#3/44/ WS/G/Op Dia." The bottom octave of the Gamba 8' is grooved from the Gedact 8'; C13 is inscribed "#3/55/WS/C/Gamba." Some basses of the Octav 4' are in the facade; A#11 is inscribed "#3/59/WS/A#/Pr." C1 of the Octav 2' is inscribed "#3/72/WS/CC/15." All of the metal pipework is spotted and slotted. An inappropriate swell enclosure, added many years ago in front of the facade, has recently been removed." -- from 1990 OHS Handbook
Updated through online information from John Nolte. -- In Fall of 2009, Nolte Organ Building of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, completely re-leathered the double rise bellows and feeders. The original bottom board of the bellows was split and damaged beyond repair and was replaced with a plywood bottom board. The two top covers were also replaced. A check valve was added to the blower inlet so the organ can be hand pumped. All stopped wood pipes were repaired and had stoppers re-leathered. The Pedal chest was repaired by sealing leaks, re-gasketing bungs, replacing leather nuts and felt washers.
Updated through online information from Topher Doerr. -- I heard a lecture last night which was in part about this instrument and saw the organ opened up with some of its parts removed, as it is receiving some repair work from the Nolte Organ Company of Milwaukee--the lecture was by Mr. Nolte.
The builder did not use opus numbers to identify his work, but the catalog number S-28 was assigned to this instrument by Elizabeth Towne Schmitt and may be used for reference.
Status Note: There 1990