Pipe Organ Database

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Geo. H. Ryder (Opus 3, 1871)

Location:

St. John's Episcopal Church
260 Gorham Street
Lowell, MA 01851 US
Organ ID: 6138

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is unaltered 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
  • 24 ranks. 1,299 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 21 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 21
  • 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 horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • 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 May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on October 23, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ is in a chamber in the front left corner of the church. There are two facades: the larger encased facade is on the nave side. The pipe fence facade is over the keydesk on the chancel side. The stoplist is quite generous. The organ has 12 foot trundles controlling the water motor (now gone), chimes (added 20th cent. on T-P action), manual and pedal combinations, octave couplers, and the Swell Tremulant. Source: extant organ documented March, 1988.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Specification from <i>The Organ in New England</i> by Barbara Owen (Raleigh: The Sunbury Press, 1979)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Keydesk: Photograph by Ralph Funaro. Taken on 2015-06-07

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Ralph Funaro. Taken on 2015-06-07

Pipe Facade and Keydesk: Photograph by Ralph Funaro. Taken on 2015-06-07

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