Pipe Organ Database

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George Warren Reed (& Son) (Opus 18, 1893)

Location:

United Parish of Upton / First Congregational
One Central Square
Upton, MA 01568 US
Sanctuary; front gallery
Organ ID: 1716

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on December 05, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 14 ranks. 781 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 16 stops. 14 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 16
  • Registers: 14
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • 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 a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 05, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The church was originally built as First Congregational. It became the United Parish when First Methodist merged with them on January 15, 1970. There are Great Piano and Forte combination foot trundles, which also include the single Pedal 16' stop. A Great to Pedal reversible foot lever is also present. The organ was renovated by the Andover Organ Co. of Methuen, MA in 1987 as their R-275. No tonal changes were made, but the Swell 8' Violin Diapason was rescaled, and all of the pipework was revoiced and re-regulated. Documented: December 2, 1988.

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 1983.

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

Instrument Images:

Organ case in front gallery: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2018-01-29

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