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Giles Beach (1865ca.)

Location:

Congregational Church
West Winfield, NY 13491 US
Organ ID: 2082

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 19 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 19 stops. 24 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 19
  • Registers: 24
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • 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.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 08, 2014:

Updated through online information from Scot Huntington. -- Although presently attributed to Giles Beach, the stoplist is very atypical for him, but is stylistically closer to a Marklove of the mid-1860s. Is there more definitive proof of Beach construction practice, or some manner of documentation citing Beach as the actual builder?

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuilt King 1885, 2-19. In storage 1966. Church razed when Congregational, Methodist and Baptist churches formed the Federated Church. Organ rebuilt by Sidney Chase in new building.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab stoplist from unpublished inventory of local organs ca. 1962
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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