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Unknown Builder (1860ca.)

Location:

First Congregational Church
Searsport, ME 04974 US
Organ ID: 10408

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ is known from a single historic document only; presumed no longer extant, and may never have existed.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 30 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Registers: 30
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 27, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ is in a very handsome case at the front of the room. It is a case style that is quite unique as compared to other extant cases by other New England builders from this same period. It is suggestive of English organs. But the keydesk certainly has the steep terraced stop jambs indicative of an 1860s vintage Wm. B.D. Simmons. There are two towers containing only 2 pipes each, and flanking a central, Romaneque-arched flat of 9 pipes. What is most unique is that above this central flat is a smaller, 3-sectional facade of 19 pipes arranged: 7-5-7 with the central portion of 5 pipes as another small, projecting tower.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Builder's Nameplate: Possibly by W. B. D. Simmons?

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Builder uncertain.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case at front of Sanctuary: Purchased photo in the collection of James R. Stettner, courtesy of James R. Stettner (before 1906).

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