OHS Database ID 1498.
The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
(The last update we received about this organ was on the transfer of data from the OHS PC Database, October 30, 2004.)
Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.
One manual. 2 divisions. 7 stops. 9 registers. 7 ranks. 375 pipes. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.
The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console. The organ has an attached keydesk.
Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.
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|Organ in rear gallery. Photograph by Charlotte Christensen 2017-04-04|
|Facade and keydesk. Photograph by Charlotte Christensen 2017-04-04|
|Keydesk and pedalboard. Photograph by Charlotte Christensen 2017-04-04|
|Builder's nameplate. Photograph by Charlotte Christensen 2017-04-04|
|Pipework inside swellbox. Photograph by Charlotte Christensen 2017-04-04|
|Pedal 16' Bourdon behind the case. Photograph by Charlotte Christensen 2017-04-04|
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Tahuya, WA St. Nicholas Episcopal Organ by Emmons Howard, 1894 Installation by Randall J. McCarty, 1976 MANUAL (Expressive) COUPLERS (Drawknob) 8' Open Diapason 58 Pedal Coupler 8' Dulciana 58 8' Melodia (tc) 46 8' Unison Bass 12 PEDAL MOVEMENTS 4' Octave 58 Expression (bal.) 4' Flute (tf) 41 4' Violin Bass 17 2' Fifteenth 58 MISC. CONTROLS Bellows Signal PEDAL 16' Bourdon 27 ACTION: Mech. Key & Stop VOICES: 7 STOPS: 9 RANKS: 7 PIPES: 375 NOTES The original home of this organ is not known. It was, for many years, in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Saratoga Springs, NY. Where it was discovered during the 1967 OHS Convention by E.A. Boadway. It was subsequently installed in 1964 at the Fort Miller Reformed Church in Fort Edward, NY. by church Deacon James Petit who had to alter the casework by lowering the center section in order to make the organ fit a restricted space. In 1976, the organ was acquired through the Organ Clearing House and refurbished/ installed by Randall J. McCarty assisted by parishioners. The organ was purchased and installed for under $3,500.00! Mr. McCarty played the opening recital on Sunday, October 24, 1976. The bottom 7 pipes of the 8' Open Diapason are stopped wood and inside the swellbox. The next 13 pipes (notes 8-20) are en façade. The remainder of the set is of common metal as are the 4' Octave and 2' Fifteenth. The 8' Dulciana has 12 capped zinc quintadena basses. The rest of the rank is spotted metal. The 4' Violin Bass is spotted metal, but then the 4' Flute is stopped wood with 12 open metal trebles. The 8' Unison Bass/Melodia has 17 stopped wood basses, and the remainder is of open wood. The 8' Open Diapason label is non-original. The organ likely had a keydesk cover originally, but this has been removed/lost at some point in the past and the keydesk has a fixed music rack. Sources: 1982 OHS Convention Handbook (pg. 65); JRS; extant organ