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M. P. Möller (Opus 3935, 1925)

Location:

Ashby Congregational
21 New Ipswich Rd.
Ashby, MA 01431 US
Organ ID: 36993

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 9 ranks. 591 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 16 stops. 9 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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: 16
  • Registers: 9
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • 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 October 31, 2008:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Housed inside the case of the former, ca. 1842 Whitney tracker. The Great 8' Open Diapason is the only unexpressive manual rank. The Pedal 16' Bourdon is also unexpressive. The Pedal 16' Lieblich Gedeckt is the same as the 16' Bourdon, but on "soft wind." In 1989, the Andover Organ Co. replaced the Möller 8' Viole d'Orch. with a "new" 2' Principal made from a recycled and revoiced 4' Violina. This was done as their number EM-2. Source: extant organ documented April 28, 1989.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Choir gallery and organ: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1989-04-28

Console: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1989-04-28

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