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Sture Olson (1959)

Originally Kimball, Smallman & Frazee (1913)

Location:

First Lutheran Church
Broadway St.
Lynn, MA 01904 US
Organ ID: 24638

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 40 ranks. 2,387 pipes. 4 divisions. 4 manuals. 37 stops. 59 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 37
  • Registers: 59
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 17, 2013:

Updated through online information from Samuel Nelson. -- I am an organist at Washington Street Baptist Church in Lynn. The organ at First Lutheran is no longer there and has been replaced with an electronic.

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

Database Manager on August 19, 2007:

Updated through online information from don belben. -- Organ installed by Sture Olson with nominal help from church members. Mr Olson was also an inventor, designing and building windchests, misc. tools, and a single-person tuning system, allowing all stops to be tuned from the chamber. This design he asked to be kept confidential.

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

Database Manager on November 16, 2006:

Updated through online information from Wayne Johnson.

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

Database Manager on November 14, 2006:

Updated through online information from Wayne Johnson. -- Organ installed by church members led by Sture Olson from 1959-1981 using about 30 ranks from the 1913 Frazee organ at the Harvard Club in Boston. Additional pipework came from the previous church building in Lynn which was a 2 manual Mason & Hamlin pipe organ. 4 ranks are from other sources.

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

Database Manager on November 13, 2006:

Identified through online information from Wayne Johnson.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from Wayne Johnson
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from Don Belben
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Notes and Corrections from Don Belben. On-line update from don belben.: Open In New Tab Document created on 2000-01-01
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console (with church organist, Carolyn Johnson, 1960's): First Lutheran Church; image courtesy of Wayne Johnson.

Console: (1977) Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo.

Left Drawknobs (Pedal/Swell): (1977) Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo.

Right Drawknobs (Great/Choir/Solo): (1977) Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo.

Pedal Pipework: (1977) Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo.

Great Pipework (Open Diapason): (1977) Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo.

Great/Pedal Pipework: (1977) Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo.

Choir Pipework: (1977) Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo.

Chimes/Pedal Bourdon: (1977) Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo.

Chancel: (1977) Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo.

Great Pipework: (1977) Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo.

Console: Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo (1977).

Console: Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo (1977).

Pedal 16' Bourdon behind the Great Division: Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo (1977).

Great (L-R: 4' Clarion, IV Mixture, 2' Fifteenth, 2 2/3' Twelfth, 8' Erzahler Celeste, 4' Octave, 8' Erzahler, 8' Dulciana): Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo (1977).

Reisner Relay System in the Gallery Workshop: Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo (1977).

Top Octave of Pedal 8' Flute (Open Wood): Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo (1977).

Organ Gallery as seen from the console mirror: Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo (1977).

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