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Estey Organ Co. (Opus 1003, 1912)

Location:

Central Baptist Church
9 Academy Street
Chelmsford, MA 01824 US
Organ ID: 28073

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist 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: Ventil
  • 8 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 8 stops. 8 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Ventil 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, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on August 03, 2011:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ is free-standing and encased at the front of the room in a quarter-sawn oak case with a 5-sectional facade containing 49 pipes arranged: 11-7-13-7-11. Originally painted gold, the pipes are now white.

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

Database Manager on September 07, 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.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2011-06-12

Pipe Facade and Keydesk: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2011-06-12

Keydesk: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2011-06-12

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