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Andover Organ Co. (2004)

Originally J. W. Steere & Sons (Opus 533, 1904)

Location:

First Congregational Church
62 Centre Street
Nantucket, MA 02554 US
Organ ID: 29824

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • 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: Slider
  • 21 ranks. 1,219 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 20 stops. 19 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear 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: 20
  • Registers: 19
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical 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: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 18, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- This was a Centennial restoration and enlargement of the 1904 J.W. Steere & Sons organ. In October 2004, the organ was dismantled and major components returned to the Andover shop. The reservoir was releathered. The swellbox was reconfigured to enclose ONLY the Swell, whereas previously, only the Great 8' Open Diapason had been unexpressive. This created room on the Great for 3 additional stops: 2' Fifteenth, III Mixture, and 8' Trumpet. The 15th and Mixture utilized vintage pipework. The Trumpet was new. The pitch of the organ was also raised to A=440. The rebuilt organ was first used on June 4th, 2005 for a wedding, and June 5th for worship. It was formally dedicated in recital by organist Peggy Krewson on Sept. 18, 2005.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the 2005 Andover Organ Co. newsletter and based on the past documented nomenclatures.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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