Pipe Organ Database

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A. David Moore Co., Organbuilders (1988ca.)

Originally Stevens & Jewett (1856)

Location:

U.S. Soldiers' & Airmen's Home / Armed Forces Retirement Home
Washington, DC US
Organ ID: 1887

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Status and Condition:

  • 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: Slider
  • 18 ranks. 2 manuals. 22 stops.
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
  • Stops: 22
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 18
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Trigger/hitch-down swell.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on July 24, 2015:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on February 04, 2011:

updated through information in The Tracker, Vol. 33, No. 2, courtesy of Bill Van Pelt: -- "Some replacement pipes from Hook op. 331 of 1863 include the bass of the Great Twelfth, some treble pipes of the Clarabell and the Great 4' Flute (a metal chimney flute with soldered caps) and 2' Fifteenth stops. The Moore shop fabricated the missing tierce rank of the Great Sesquialter III and much of the Great Trumpet."

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Stevens & Jewett (c. 1855).

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 1988

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Relocated through OCH from Universalist Church, Mechanics Falls, ME via C. R. Tobie residence, Hebron, ME. In Gallery. Some replacement pipes from 1863 Hook, Op. 331.

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

Instrument Images:

Chancel and Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2010-11-15

Chancel and Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2010-11-15

Organ Case and Keydesk: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2010-11-15

Keydesk: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2010-11-15

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