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Giles Beach (1866)

Location:

Reformed / United Church of Cohoes
123 Mohawk Street
Cohoes, NY 12047 US
Organ ID: 10637

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP)
  • 32 ranks. 3 manuals. 27 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 27
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 25
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 11, 2011:

Updated through online information from Peter O'Hearn. -- The current console is actually a Reisner, detached from the case; the original was attached / integral to the case. The shallots of the choir clarinet are stamped H.T. Levi; the shallots for the remains of the orig. Gt. Trumpet are also stamped H.T. Levi from tenor c up but the shallots for the bottom oct are stamped G. Beach. (The choir clarinet is only a tenor c stop. )

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

Database Manager on January 25, 2011:

Updated through online information from Zachariah. -- The builder is Giles Beach, but the console is Casavant.

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

Database Manager on January 24, 2011:

Updated through online information from Zachariah TeBordo. -- The organ so far is believed to be by Casavant, and we have sent an email to verify with their records. It also has some issues, that need to be fixed that are minor. Beyond that, the trumpets are inoperable. We are actively searching for a grant to fix the instrument, as we are in a poor inner-city community.

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

Database Manager on May 22, 2006:

From 2006 Organ Atlas (p. 109) Electrified with pneumatic pulldowns ca. 1950.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from Scot L. Huntington
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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