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Andover Organ Co. (Opus R-278, 1987)

Originally Edwin Lafayette [E. L.] Holbrook (1861)

Location:

Medway Village Church
170 Village St.
Medway, MA 02053 US
Organ ID: 36623

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • 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
  • 19 ranks. 985 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 19 stops. 18 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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 19
  • Registers: 18
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • 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 September 13, 2008:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- This was a renovation of the existing 1861 Holbrook organ with corrections to previous and poorly executed alterations,and some improvements. The electrified 32-note pedalboard was replaced with a 30-note pedalboard and the Pedal action re-trackerized. The former tenor F, 39-note Swell chest with one 4' and one 8' unexpressive bass was increased to full-compass throughout every register except the 16' Bourdon which was increased from Tenor F (39) to Tenor C (44). The missing foot combination trundles were not replaced. And the Great 8' Dulciana which replaced the original 8' reed was left as is. The Swell II Cornet was put back to its II ranks, and the missing Swell 2' register was replaced. The Re-Dedication concert was played by Douglas Rafter. Source: Extant organ documented March, 1988; Andover Organ Co. files.

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

Instrument Images:

Organ Case: Archival source not identified by contributor: James R. Stettner.

Keydesk: Archival source not identified by contributor: James R. Stettner.

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