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Andover Organ Co. (Opus R-169, 1976)

Originally J. H. & C. S. Odell (Opus 252, 1888)

Location:

Acton Congregational Church
12 Concord Road
Acton, MA 01720 US
Organ ID: 5984

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • 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 May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 12 ranks. 665 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 9 stops. 11 registers.
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
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 9
  • Registers: 11
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • 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 a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 31, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the mechanical refurbishing with tonal changes of the 1888 Odell originally built for Holy Names Academy in NYC. Organ originally a 2-9. Organ further enlarged by Andover in 1981 and again in 1986 to a size of 2-17. Sources: extant altered organ; Andover files.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was J. H. & C. S. Odell (1888, Opus252).

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 1996.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Relocated via OCH from Holy Cross Academy Chapel, NYC. Altered by Andover.

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

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