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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 489, 1912)

Location:

St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church
1359 Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02745 US
Organ ID: 34232

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 58 ranks. 3,515 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 56 stops. 50 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 56
  • Registers: 50
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 16, 2012:

Updated through online information from organist13.

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

Database Manager on November 29, 2010:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on October 07, 2008:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Organ altered in 1950's by Welte-Whalon Organ Company of Newport. Organ renovated in early 2000's by Daniel Lemieux. Organ is in regular use for services and concerts (information from church website, accessed September, 2008).

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

Database Manager on March 28, 2008:

Identified through online information from Pierre Paquin.

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

Instrument Images:

Pipe Facade and Console: Photograph courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives. Taken on 1912-10-12

Nave, Gallery, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2004-09-24

Keydesk: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2004-09-24

Choeur Pedal Pipes: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2004-09-24

Altar and Choeur Pipe Facade: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2004-09-24

Balcony and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2004-05-10

Builder's Nameplate and Coupler Rocking Tablets: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2004-05-10

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