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Jardine & Son (1888)

Originally J. H. & C. S. Odell & Co. (1865ca.)

Location:

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Amenia Union, NY 12501 US
Organ ID: 3313

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been altered 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: Slider
  • 5 ranks. 312 pipes. 1 divisions. 1 manuals. 6 stops. 6 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider 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: 1
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 6
  • Registers: 6
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 20
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • 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 May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on April 18, 2015:

Updated through online information from scot huntington. -- The Odell organ was installed in Amenia Union in March, 1888, by Geo. Jardine & Son, having been taken in trade from an unknown location.
The organ was altered by Wm D. Osterhoudt of Poughkeepsie in Sept., 1928, not John Smith. Osterhoudt replaced the Dulciana with an Aeoline, and installed a balanced expression pedal.
Robert Smith of White Plains renovated the organ in Apr. 1951, installing slide tuners, rebuilding the pedalboard and adding a new Spencer Jr. blower, unfortunately removing the original feeder and pumping mechanism in the process.
In Apr. 1977, Gordon Auchincloss restored the original hitch-down mechanism, reconstructed the pedalboard, and installed a new Meidinger blower.
The organ was restored according to O.H.S., guidelines by S.L. Huntington & Co., Stonington, Ct. in 2001. Among routine restorative repairs,the 1928 Aeoline was replaced with a reconstruction of the original Dulciana, and the metal treble pipes were lengthened to restore the original pitch and cone-tuning. The feeder was discovered behind a pile of rubble in the cellar and returned to the instrument.
SLH & Co. added a new Ventus blower in Nov. 2004.
In 2012, the church floor was found to be danger of imminent collapse. During the extensive building renovation which followed, workmen discarded the original feeder.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1982.

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Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

[Has also been listed as possibly Robjohn c. 1860.] From unknown. Purchased from Jardine in 1886 for $500. 20 note pedalboard and pedal coupler added by Jardine. Altered by John J. Smith c. 1930: added concave, radiating, permanently-coupled pedalboard and balanced swell pedal. Manual compass 56n. Recessed console.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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