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Gress-Miles Organ Co. (1981)

Location:

First Church of Christ, Congregational
81 High St.
Suffield, CT 06078 US
Organ ID: 1451

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Slider
  • 55 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 37 stops. 37 registers.
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: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 37
  • Registers: 37
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb 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 February 24, 2014:

Updated through online information from John Igoe. -- Andover Organs Rebuilt the organ with in 2009.

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

Database Manager on January 04, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the only mechanical-action organ built by Gress-Miles. Commissioned in 1977, completed in 1981.

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

Database Manager on December 16, 2006:

Updated through on-line information from Nicholas Russotto.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1981

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist from </i>The American Organist</i> April 1981: Open In New Tab Typed Stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Facade: Photograph from THE AMERICAN ORGANIST, April 1981.

Facade: Photograph from THE AMERICAN ORGANIST, April 1981.

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