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Unknown Builder (1810)

Location:

Katsbaan Reformed Church
1800 Old Kings Hwy.
Saugerties, NY 12477 US
Organ ID: 4593

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Dutch Reformed Churches
  • 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 September 29, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 16 ranks. 3 divisions. 3 manuals. 12 stops. 12 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on September 29, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 12
  • Registers: 12
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 18
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • 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 September 29, 2019.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 29, 2019.

Database Manager on February 04, 2017:

Updated by Scot Huntington, who has heard or played the organ. Scot Huntington also listed this individual as a source of information: Stephen Pinel.
The original contract signed with Henry Erben in 1839 was for a one-manual organ. This was modified into a two-manual organ during construction by installing separate pallet boxes at each end of the 58-note windchest grid and installing a dividing wall in the note channels. The two rank Choir division uses the back section of the chest.
Assuming this is the organ owned by George Templeton Strong, it was a gift from the parents to their son who was then living at home. George bought his own home in Gramercy Park in the 1850s, and the organ was enlarged to three manuals with the addition of an enclosed Swell by Henry Erben at the time of the move.
Owing to the compact design of the organ intended for a residential parlor, the action and bass borrowings are technologically complicated for the period showing a degree of innovation and non-American organ construction ideas not typically encountered in American organs of the period.

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 1992

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From Marble Collegiate, NYC. Builder possibly Geib. Rebuilt by Erben c.1820 as 3-14. To First Reformed, Saugerties c. 1861. Here c. 1880. Renovated by Rowland in 1925. Plus later alterations. Extensive repairs by Dana Hull and Charles Ruggles c. 1992. Believed to be oldest 3m organ in U.S.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist from dedication program, October 2014: Open In New Tab Original document from Scot Huntington. Originally published 2017-02-02
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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