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Unknown Builder (19??)

Originally J. W. Steere & Son Organ Co. (Opus 502, 1902)

Location:

First Unitarian Society of Gardner
66 Elm St.
Gardner, MA 01440 US
Organ ID: 3876

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • 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
  • 12 ranks. 689 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 13 stops. 12 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: 13
  • Registers: 12
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • 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 with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • 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 07, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Pipe fence facade. Pipes painted blue with gold bands/accents. Great appears to be unaltered, but the Swell has been tonally revised. The Pedal 16' Gedackt is the same as the 16' Bourdon, but on a restricted wind supply to make it softer. Source: extant organ documented September 13, 1988.

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 1996.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Altered. From Thomas Street Methodist, Worcester.

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 keydesk September 13, 1988
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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