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Wm. M. Goodrich (1831)

Location:

Second Congregational Meeting House Society
Orange St.
Nantucket, MA US
Organ ID: 29880

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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
  • 12 ranks. 2 divisions. 2 manuals. 12 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: 2
  • Registers: 12
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • 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 hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Trigger/hitch-down swell.
  • Pedalboard Type: No pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 27, 2012:

Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- Owen, 1979, cites this organ as having been installed in the Unitarian Church. She further states that Hook added a Sub Bass 16' in 1844-45, and that other work was done later in the 19th century as follows: the recessed keydesk was replaced by a projecting but attached keydesk, specification altered, pedal compass extended, and the manual compass changed to C. In 1945, the original Goodrich Oboe was discarded in favor of a modern Oboe, but several pipes were "lost" under the reservoir, and rediscovered later. Owen cites the Diapason chorus and Flutes as original.

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

Database Manager on October 21, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ was free-standing in a rear gallery with a 7-sectional facade containing 23 common metal, gold-leafed pipes arranged: 3-3-3-5-3-3-3. A ca. 1870s photo in the Nantucket Historical Association archives shows the organ in this original form. The original facade pipes were later replaced with zinc substitutes in the 1940s, which were also stenciled in the patterns seen today. The organ was a G-compass organ of 58 notes and had no pedalboard. In the photo, the doors covering the keydesk area are closed, but it is still plainly evident that the manuals are recessed inside the case front.

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

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