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Estey Organ Co. (Opus 3003, 1931)

Location:

Unitarian Church / Federated Church
Bolton, MA 01740 US
Organ ID: 4391

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • 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. 2 manuals. 9 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 9
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 26, 2015:

Updated through online information from Andrew Hagberg. -- Organ was removed in July of 2012 and replaced later that year by a rebuilt and enlarged Hook & Hastings tracker. The pedal bourdon was reused in the new instrument, and one of the strings was used as a celeste in the new organ.

Other pipework was salvaged, the rest of the organ thrown away. Organ was removed by church volunteers (including me) under the supervision of Andover Organ Co.

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

Database Manager on June 19, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- According to the Estey Opus List as printed in the Boston Organ Club newsletter (1973-79) the church was first the Unitarian Church before becoming Federated.

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 1993

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stop list taken from organ “Farewell Recital” program: Open In New Tab Original document from Gavin Klein. Originally published 2018-09-09
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

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