J. D. Olson, owner of Creative Clock and the Conger Street Clock Museum is, amongst other things, a collector of organs. His latest addition is the Schlicker practice organ that used to be housed in the basement of the U of O music building. Now safely ensconced in a corner of his wondrous Conger Street Clock Museum, it joins an eclectic mix of things collectable. Not one to avoid stepping up to a mechanical challenge, he has made remarkable additions to this instrument.
The most striking improvement is a set of glass swell shades operable from a newly installed swell pedal. Now there is expression adjustment available, while you can still the full beauty of the pipes. Other additions include a piano keyboard, a set of chimes, and a set of bells! A crescendo pedal has also been added.
AGO members are invited to come play this organ, and share seasonal Christmas music and carols on two Saturday afternoons:
J. D. proposes adding to his advertising that professional organists from the Eugene Chapter of the AGO will be playing during those hours. See Dean Richard Guy to sign up for a 30 or 60 minute time slot to help celebrate the season, and installation of this organ.
Be sure to allow time to walk through this amazing collection — over 50 years in building. Items include antique clocks, trains, cameras, telephones and other mechanical items from the past. These pictures illustrate only a very tiny percentage of the vast collection !
Principal 8’, Gedackt 8’, Octave 4’, Quintadena 4’, Rohrfloete 2’, Mixture II, Krummhorn 8’
Quintadena 8’, Rohrfloete 4’, Principal 2’, Quintadena 2’, Larigot 1 1/3’, Siffloete 1’, Krummhorn 4’, Tremolo
Untersatz 16’, Gedeckt 8’, Quintadena 8’, Prinicpal 4’, Rohrfloete 2’, Rauschquint II, Dulzian 16’, Krummhorn 8’, Krummhorn 4’
Additions to the original organ: