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Estey Organ Co. (Opus 540, 1908)

Location:

Residence: Edwin M. Knowles
East Liverpool, OH 43920 US
Organ ID: 26937

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on June 02, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 12 ranks. 2 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on June 02, 2022:

From the Estey website: The first organ in the Edwin M. Knowles home in Newell, WV (even though listed as East Liverpool, OH, which is where Knowles formerly lived). It was tubular-pneumatic, feeders being powered by a water motor, and it was said to have cost $3500.00. The organ was moved by Estey when Mr. Knowles purchased #2055 and relocated to the Masonic Temple in East Liverpool. A single Chime and new Spencer blower were added for the temple, where it was used until circa 1947 when the blower motor supposedly burned out and the organ was junked. The organ was installed in a balcony with part of the floor cut lower so the organ sill and tubing didn't have to be altered.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on June 02, 2022.

Database Manager on July 03, 2007:

Identified by James R. Stettner through information from the Estey Opus List, published in The Boston Organ Club newsletter, 1973-1979.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Estey Opus list website: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on June 02, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Case and keydesk: Photograph from an archival source: Estey Opus list website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. before 1947

Detail of grillwork, roll player and keydesk: Photograph from an archival source: Estey Opus list website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. before 1947

Edwin Knowles house exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Estey Opus list website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. unknown

Edwin M. Knowles (1869-1943): Photograph from an archival source: Estey Opus list website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. before 1943

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