OHS Database ID 5404.
The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition April 25, 2015.
Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.
Two manuals. 3 divisions. 12 stops. 16 registers. 12 ranks. Manual compass is 54 notes. Pedal compass is 17 notes.
The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with a removable panel in front of keyboards. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.
Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs. Trigger/hitch-down swell. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.
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|Organ Case. Photograph courtesy of Len Levasseur 2014-09-20|
|Organ Case, Keydesk, and Pedalaboard. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2014-09-20|
Pipe organs in Massachusetts sponsored by Mssrs. Czelusniak et Dugal.
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Heath, Massachusetts Union Evangelical Church Wm. A. Johnson, Op. 16, 1850 (original silver nameplate missing) Altered Johnson Organ Co., 1874 Moved by George Ryder, 1914 Restored by S.L. Huntington & Co., 2013 Compasses: 54/17 (*) 2013 labels replacing non-originals Cone tuning intact and restored. A441, equal temperament W.P. 68mm GREAT Op. Diapason 1-5 open wood; 6-20 facade, zinc with original gilding; remainder common metal St. Diapason Treble f18-b24 stopped pine; from c25 reconstructed chimney flute (2013), common metal (1) St. Diapason Bass 1-17 stopped pine Dulciana from f18, common metal Principal* 1,2 original gilded zinc facade; 3-5 zinc, remainder common metal Flute from c13, common metal chimney flute; 50-54 open trebles Twelfth* common metal Fifteenth* common metal SWELL (enclosed, 37-note chest) Op. Diapason Sw. from f18, common metal St. Diapason Sw.* from f18, 18-24 stopped pine; remainder common metal chimney flute Principal Sw. from f18, common metal Hautboy Sw. from f18, 50-54 open metal flue trebles (2) Bellows Signal Stopped pine bass 1-17,added pre-1874, unenclosed (3) PEDAL Dou. Op. Diapason 13 pipes, stopped pine remade out of the original open-wood pipes (4) Pedal Coupler 17 notes Coupler Gt. & Sw. Swell to Great (1) Replaces the 1874 Johnson Melodia 8', itself a replacement of the original St. Diapason Treble. Following Johnson practice, the new pipes are an identical copy of the Swell Stopped Diapason. (2) Common metal bells on zinc stems, tapered shallots with reverse-bevel shallot bottoms, atypical tuning wire and block design, common metal boots. (3) Added by Wm. A. Johnson behind the Great walkboard, using the Bellows Signal stop action, with its original label found under the organ in 2012 and restored to place. (4) The organ was begun as a G-compass instrument, and altered prior to its installation to C-compass, as evidenced by the Great and Pedal windchests, and Pedal pipework. The Pedal pipes were built prior to the organ's conversion as a unison open wood Diapason from 10 2/3' G, 13 pipes, shortened and rebuilt as a C-compass 16' Sub Bass, but retaining the original pitch markings, resulting in this stop being an unusually large scale for a Pedal Bourdon. Dated newspaper shims indicate the organ was begun at least as early as 1849. [Received from Scot Huntington 2015-04-26.]