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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 1457, 1926)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (Opus 1457, 192)

Location:

Original Congregational Church
Wrentham, MA 02093 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 12694

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been altered 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
  • 13 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 23 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 23
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • 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
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 20, 2011:

Updated through online information from Marjorie Kellner. -- I am the organist and choir director at the Original Congregational Church in Wrentham, MA, and have played this organ almost daily for over 30 years. It is in very good condition, and we hope to restore it to be its very best.

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

Database Manager on August 13, 2008:

Updated through information from Laurence Libin: According to organist Marjorie Kellner, the 13-rank Austin op. 1457 now in that church was dedicated in 1948 but came there from Strand Theater in New Britain CT, where it was first installed in 1926. It has since been modified and lost most of its toy counter.

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.

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