Austin Organ Co. (Opus 1197, 1924)

Location:

First Baptist Church
228 N. Main St.
Fall River, MA 02720 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 12615

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 29 ranks. 1,927 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 29 stops. 32 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 29
  • Registers: 32
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 06, 2014:

Updated through online information from Matthew Dion. -- This organ is located in the front of the church in a Balcony. Organ has three manuals: Swell, Great, and Choir. They are all enclosed swell alone and then great/choir. Pedal I believe is unenclosed and maybe some of the great?

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

Database Manager on May 05, 2014:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Updated by Matthew Dion, based on personal knowledge of the organ. --

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

Database Manager on January 07, 2005:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 29, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from <i>The Diapason</i> August 1923
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Front Choir loft with twin organ cases: Photo from an archival source: Church Facebook page. Submitted by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2019-10-09

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. April 2016

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