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St. Paul's Universalist Church
565 Albany Street
Little Falls, New York 13365

OHS Database ID 64157.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 7, 2019.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) ventil chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 19 stops. 18 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ.
    Identified by T. Bradford Willis, DDS, citing information from this publication: History of St. Paul's Universalist Church, Little Falls, N.Y., 1851-1901. . Additionally, T. Bradford Willis, DDS listed this web site as a source of information: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044017126061;view=1up;seq=1. . T. Bradford Willis, DDS also gave this as a source of information: Vintage Postcard showing a New Pipe Organ in the Chancel..
    http://www.littlefallsuu.org/ (Database Manager. February 26, 2019)
  • Updated by T. Bradford Willis, DDS, listing this web site as a source of information: http://www.littlefallsuu.org. T. Bradford Willis, DDS also listed this individual as a source of information: Pat Ralbolvsky, Clerk of the Board. In addition T. Bradford Willis, DDS gave this as a source of information: Vintage Postcard showing a New Pipe Organ in the Chancel..

    (Stephen Hall. March 5, 2019)
  • Updated by T. Bradford Willis, DDS, naming this as the source of information: A report on the history and condition of the pipe organ at St. Paul's UU Church, May 10, 2017, by Kerner & Merchant Pipe Organ Builders. T. Bradford Willis, DDS also listed this individual as a source of information: Pat Ralbolvsky, Clerk of the Board, St. Paul's Church.

    (Stephen Hall. April 16, 2019)
  • Updated by Ryan J Boyle, who maintains the organ.

    Believed to have been Tubular Pneumatic originally.
    Original detached draw knob console replaced in 1940 by Robert Rowland, Utica. This new stop tablet console was built by Klann.
    Ventil stop action, individual lever arm note pneumatics, mechanical expression.
    Original double rise reservoir still in use, feeder bellows still attached but unusable.
    Based on other specifications from this builder found in this database, it is easy to surmise that Robert Rowland made an error or two in nomenclature when specifying the stop tablets for the console.
    Windchests re-leathered in the late 1980’s early 1990’s by Sid Chase.
    In 1990 Sid installed Peterson diode matrix switching for the four pedal stops, which presumably replaced failed Klann switching. (Thurlow Weed. May 7, 2019)

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Photographs

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Console. Photograph by Pat Ralbolvsky, Clerk of the Board (2019)
Church Interior, Chancel, Console, and Pipe Facade. Vintage postcard courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1900's)

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Stoplist

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