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Jonas Prescott Whitney (1842ca.)

Location:

Orthodox Congregational
Ashby, MA US
Organ ID: 10484

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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.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • 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 with hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat 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 October 31, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ was originally installed in the rear gallery, and required a recess be constructed into the church attic to accommodate the height of the organ. The organ was relocated to the front of the church on the left side at an unknown time. Extant photos of the organ in both locations clearly show at least 18 drawknobs - 9 on either side in staggered double rows. The facade is 3-sectional with 17 stenciled pipes arranged 5-7-5. These are speaking pipes of the original Whitney Great 8' Open Diapason. The case still exists, and now houses an M.P. Moller, Opus 3935, 1925. Source: extant organ documented April 28, 1989; parish history.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Case exists 1998, containing 1923 Moller. (2 intervening organs)

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

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