Pipe Organ Database

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J. W. Steere & Sons (Opus 417, 1896)

Exhibited in the 2009 OHS convention

Location:

First Congregational Church
140 S. Main Street
Wellington, OH 44090 US
Organ ID: 6502

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • 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 Brad Engelland on December 29, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 13 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 13 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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 13
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • 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 terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 30, 2007:

Updated through online information from James Leek.

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

Database Manager on September 29, 2007:

Updated through online information from Leek Pipe Organ Company. -- Our firm currently acts as curator to the instrument. This instrument replaced an earlier Felgemaker following its destruction in the church fire of 1895. In September of 1896, the church and new organ were dedicated. The Pedal is tubular pneumatic, despite tracker action on the other divisions. At some point, the cone tuned flue pipes were converted to slide tuning. The original pedal board was also discarded for a 32-note AGO standard replacement. During our curatorship at the church, our firm installed a lower octave to the Swell Oboe 8', a new blower box, and has maintained the leather work and other components. - Leek Pipe Organ Company (Oberlin, Ohio)

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Stop list.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from <i>Organ Atlas 2009 • The City of Cleveland and Northern Ohio</i> (OHS Press): Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Keydesk: Photograph by Bill Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-04-15

Right stop jamb: Photograph by Bill Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-04-15

Church interior: Photograph by Bill Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-04-15

Church exterior: Photograph by Bill Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-04-15

Organ: Photograph by Bill Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-04-15

Left stop jamb: Photograph by Bill Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-04-15

Nameboard: Photograph by Bill Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-04-15

Church interior: Photograph by Bill Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-04-15

Church exterior: Photograph by Bill Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-04-15

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