Pipe Organ Database

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Wm. Schuelke Organ Co. (1906)

Location:

First Lutheran Church
711 Pleasant View Road
Middleton, WI 53562 US
Organ ID: 64560

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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 not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on November 12, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Membrane
  • 7 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 7 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Membrane chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on November 12, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 7
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic 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 terraced/stepped jambs.
  • 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 November 12, 2019.
Database Manager on November 11, 2019:

According to a Facebook Wisconsic Organ Scene post by David Bohn on November 11, 2019, "...it hasn't functioned since the 1950's. It's a later instrument, from 1906, with tubular pneumatic action and (intact) membrane windchests, but, thanks to the fact the building is not heated, the keyboards on the keydesk have warped to the point that the keys won't go down and a lot of the tin/lead tubes crystallized and crumbled. In addition, a significant amount of the Swell pipework was vandalized in the late 1960's.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 12, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior, 1962 (from church archives).: Photograph by Historic First Lutheran Church.

Church interior from rear gallery, ca. 1910 (from church archives): Photograph by Historic First Lutheran Church.

Church interior from rear gallery (from church Facebook page): Photograph by Historic First Lutheran Church. Taken on 2019-09-20

Church interior from main floor (from Church Facebook page): Photograph by Historic First Lutheran Church. Taken on 2015-01-06

Organ case in front, left corner (from Church Facebook page): Photograph by Historic First Lutheran Church. Taken on 2017-07-21

Organ case with keydesk (from Church Facebook page): Photograph by Historic First Lutheran Church. Taken on 2015-02-05

Upper casework showing pipe stenciling detail (from Church Facebook page): Photograph by Historic First Lutheran Church. Taken on 2014-10-16

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