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Geo. Stevens (& Co.) (1870ca.)

Location:

Still River Baptist / Harvard Historical Society
215 Still River Road
Harvard, MA 01451 US
Organ ID: 4155

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Museums
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 13 ranks. 1 manuals. 12 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a floor-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Stops: 12
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 25
  • 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 hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Trigger/hitch-down swell.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018:
We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on May 08, 2012:

Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- The Harvard Historical Society reports the following about the organ's condition as of May 07, 2012: "The casework is of pine, with faux oak grained finish, in moderately good condition. The keydesk is semi-projecting, with vertical stop-jambs. All manual pipe work is enclosed in and expression box with vertical shutters operated by a hitch-down pedal, and the front pipes are wooden dummies. The Pedal pipes are arranged diatonically at the back of the organ. The organ is presently blown by an old Spencer fan blower in the cellar, but the original feeders and bellows handle are still intact. The wind-pressure appears to have been raised at some time by the addition of large and uncharacteristic rocks on the bellows, and some of the pipes seem on the verge of over blowing. The pipe work is all intact, but in somewhat damaged condition, the tops of the open metal pipes having been coned out and torn, apparently to sharpen the pitch. These few interventions can all be reversed during a restoration, as this organ is otherwise entirely intact and original." A fundraising campaign for restoration is underway.

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

Database Manager on December 31, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Claire Rindenello.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Building formerly Still River Baptist, then Harvard Historical Society. 9/93 form - stop list & pictures.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist (Source: Harvard Historical Society website)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2010-07-10

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