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Estey Organ Co. (Opus 674, 1909)

Location:

Wm. Butler Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church
Shelburne Falls, MA US
Organ ID: 27059

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • 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: Pneumatic
  • 8 ranks. 445 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 8 stops. 8 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic 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
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 8
  • Registers: 8
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic 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: Haskell style stop-keys/keyboard.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 11, 2015:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- The Methodist congregation merged with another church, the building, including the organ, was sold to the Seventh Day Adventists.

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

Database Manager on January 11, 2015:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ has been at least partially re-leathered: the Great primary was done. And the reservoir and feeders have been restored.

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

Database Manager on July 05, 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.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from OHS Database photos of the organ
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Facade and Chancel: Photograph by Dennis Farley. Taken on 2014-10-23

Facade and Keydesk: Photograph by Dennis Farley. Taken on 2014-10-23

Keydesk: Photograph by Dennis Farley. Taken on 2014-10-23

Keydesk Detail - Stop Keys: Photograph by Dennis Farley. Taken on 2014-10-23

Keydesk Detail - Pedal Board: Photograph by Dennis Farley. Taken on 2014-10-23

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