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Estey Organ Co. (Opus 1351, 1915)

Location:

L'Eglise Notre Dame du St. Rosaire
Gardner, MA US
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
Organ ID: 28354

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Thurlow B. Weed on October 25, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Pneumatic
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 23 stops. 66 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Estey Organ Co.
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Gavin Klein on October 25, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by Estey Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 23
  • Registers: 66
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Gavin Klein on October 25, 2020.
Gavin Klein on October 25, 2020:

Organ is in good condition. Was rebuilt by Ray Douglas in the 1950's or 60's. It is primarily used for masses in the EF and some regular masses at the parish.

We received the most recent update for this note from Thurlow B. Weed on October 25, 2020.

Database Manager on September 08, 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:

Console : Photograph by Gavin Klein. Taken on 2020-10-25

Console: Photograph by Gavin Klein . Taken on 2020-10-25

Rebuilder nameplate: Photograph by Gavin Klein. Taken on 2020-10-25

Great chamber and facade: Photograph by Gavin Klein. Taken on 2020-10-25

Swell chamber and facade: Photograph by Gavin Klein. Taken on 2020-10-25

Nave: Photograph by Gavin Klein. Taken on 2020-10-25

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