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Unknown Builder (1932)

Originally Wm. A. Johnson (Opus 27, 1853)

Location:

Stoddard Congregational
Route 123
Stoddard, NH 03464 US
Organ ID: 4831

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • 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
  • 13 ranks. 537 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 14 stops. 13 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 14
  • Registers: 13
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 54
  • Pedal Compass: 12
  • 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 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 April 17, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Organ originally built for First Unitarian in Petersham, Massachusetts. Replaced there in 1901 by a new Hook & Hastings. Hook took the organ in trade and placed it at Union Baptist Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where it remained until 1932 when it was relocated to Stoddard by an undocumented individual or firm. The organ was restored in 2001-02 by Andrew T. Smith of Cornish, New Hampshire with Ed Boadway acting as restoration coordinator and facilitator. It was removed in November 2001, and returned in time for Christmas 2002. Metal pipework repairs, voicing, and tuning of the restored organ have been done by A. David Moore since 1973. -- Swell is tenor G-compass: 35 notes

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Provenance only identified with certainty in recent years.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From Union Baptist, Cambridge, MA. Installed here in 1932 at a cost of $500. Builder not easily identified. OH 1974 said perhaps Johnson Op. 78, but according to Elsworth book, not so.

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

Instrument Images:

Organ: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1998-05-01

Organ: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2008-02-29

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