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Wm. A. Johnson (Opus 153, 1863)

Location:

United Methodist Church
Portland, CT 06480 US
Organ ID: 5347

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • 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
  • 18 ranks. 2 manuals. 17 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 17
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • 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:

Organ sold in 2006 to Andrew Smith of Cornish, New Hampshire; placed in storage for eventual restoration and sale.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on September 01, 2015:

Updated through online information from John Parsons.

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

Database Manager on September 26, 2008:

Updated through information from Scot Huntington: "The Johnson organ was sold two years ago to Andy Smith of Cornish, NH, who has the organ in storage and available for sale, properly restored."

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 1986

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From Universalist Church, Middletown, CT in 1917. Pedalboard rebuilt and enlarged, and combinations pedals added in 1898 by W. K. Evarts at Middletown. Restored by J. Clem Young 1982.

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

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