First Presbyterian Church

130 West Central Street
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Builder: Steere & Turner, Opus 279, 1889
altered by Dommer Organ Co., ca. 1980
Manuals: 2
Ranks: 14
Action: Mechanical

Notes: Installed in a chamber in the chancel, this organ received proper attention for the majority of its life. The two stops marked with an asterisk were installed by Dommer on an electric action chest, with the stop action controlled by two small switches on a black box added on the right side of the console. With the exception of the three Bourdon stops and the Great Open Diapason, the organ was enclosed in a general swell. The three Bourdons, Stopped Diapason, Melodia, and Flute d'Amour were presumably of wood, while the rest of the pipes were metal.
The organ was purchased for $2525 in 1889. It originally had a water motor to supply air pressure. Water costs by 1907 were excessive, so a decision was reached to install a smaller water nozzel on the pump for $1.97. This did not alleviate the expense, so on December 4, 1907 it was decided to purchase a 1.5 horsepower electric motor, which was installed the following February for $50.74.
-- from Chippewa Herald-Telegram, July 22, 1982

16' Bourdon 48
16' Bourdon Bass 18
8' Open Diapason 58
8' Melodia 58
8' Dulciana 58
4' Octave 58
4' Flute d'Amour 58
2' Fifteenth 58
8' Clarionet 46
II Mixture* 116
8' Trumpet* 58
    1st to 2nd manual coupler

8' Open Diapason 58
8' Stopped Diapason 58
8' Salicional 58
4' Flute Harmonique 58
8' Oboe 46
8' Bassoon 12

16' Bourdon 27
    1st manual to pedal coupler
    2nd manual to pedal coupler

2 composition pedals
1st to Pedal reversible
Bellows Signal

*added by Robert Dommer