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George Jardine (1845)

Location:

Trinity Episcopal Church
NY State Route 29
Fairfield, NY 13336 US
Organ ID: 3692

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on October 14, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 3 ranks. 162 pipes. 1 divisions. 1 manuals. 3 stops. 6 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Built by George Jardine
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 3
  • Registers: 6
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 54
  • 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 removable panel in front of 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 Paul R. Marchesano on October 14, 2020.
Paul R. Marchesano on October 14, 2020:

The organ had previously for years been attributed to Henry Erben. Upon recent research, it has been determined that the organ was not by Henry Erben and thus is attributed to George Jardine. Correspondence between Stephen Best and Stephen Pinel, who has written a monograph on Henry Erben and researched the builder for many years, produce the following from Mr. Pinel:

"It has been largely concluded by the knowing ones that the Fairfield organ was made by Geo. Jardine (1801-82), not Erben. I don't even reference the organ in my book. That's not to opine that it's not an important organ; it is, so I hope the folks in-charge get a very skilled person to do the job correctly."

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on October 14, 2020.

Database Manager on September 03, 2017:

Updated by Doris MacDonnell, who has heard or played the organ.
I played this organ for a funeral on 9/2/17. With occasional leakage from a bellows it was a good experience. It was pumped by a relative of the deceased who did not really know music but did a very good job keeping it steady.

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

Instrument Images:

Keydesk with side view of pump handle: Photograph by Doris MacDonnell. Taken on 2017-09-02

Pump handle: Photograph by Doris MacDonnell. Taken on 2017-09-02

Plaque on the organ: Photograph by Doris MacDonnell. Taken on 2017-09-20

Historical marker outside the church: Photograph by Doris MacDonnell. Taken on 2017-09-03

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