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Jonas Prescott Whitney (1842 ca.)

Location:

Congregational Church
Ipswich Rd.
Ashby, MA US
Sanctuary; gallery
Organ ID: 46602

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • 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 Jim Stettner on September 14, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Built by Jonas Prescott Whitney
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • 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.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on September 14, 2021.
Database Manager on March 25, 2010:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ was originally installed in the rear gallery, but it was later relocated to the front, left corner of the sanctuary floor. Years later, the organ was discarded with a new 1925 Möller being installed within the case of the Whitney and possibly retaining a couple of original ranks.

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

Instrument Images:

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

Organ as originally installed in the rear gallery: Photograph from an archival source: Photocopy of photograph in church archives, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1890's

Organ after relocation to the front from the gallery: Photograph from an archival source: Photocopy of photograph in church archives, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1890's

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