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Jonas Prescott Whitney (1838ca.)

Location:

Residence: Judith Ollikkala
Worcester, MA 01602 US
Organ ID: 2316

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 3 ranks. 1 manuals. 4 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: 1
  • Stops: 4
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 54
  • Pedal Compass: 99
  • 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 removable panel in front of keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: No pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 04, 2015:

Updated through online information from Jane Senja Morgan. -- This instrument is currently for sale.

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

Database Manager on May 07, 2015:

Updated through online information from Jane Ollikkala Morgan. -- The subject property consists of a chamber organ built circa 1840-1845 by Jonas Prescott Whitney (1793-1879) of Ashby, Mass., and is of historical interest. It is housed in a furniture-quality case of mahogany and mahogany veneer, with rosewood veneer on the keydesk. The casework is in good condition, some mechanical restoration work has been carried out, and although the pipework still requires some repair and tuning it is in playable condition. The bellows is double-rise, and the leather is in good condition. Blowing is by a metal pedal attached to a single wedge feeder. Description from an appraisal by Barbara Owen.

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

Database Manager on September 04, 2005:

Online update from Judith A. Ollikkala -- Chamber organ, metal detachable foot-pump, manually pumped by organist. No hand-pump; in original condition

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 1998

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From Ashby MA Tavern via res. storage owned by Bessie Piper, via barn, Edwin Lyman res. Ashby MA. Here 1990.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from appraisal by Barbara Owen
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ: Photograph by Jane Senja Morgan. Taken on 2015-05-15

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