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Wm. A. Johnson (Opus 332, 1870)

Location:

First Parish Unitarian Church
95 Hillside Road
Bernardston, MA 01337 US
Organ ID: 6274

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 28, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 10 ranks. 1 manuals. 14 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 28, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Stops: 14
  • 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 a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 28, 2018.
Database Manager on May 28, 2018:

Updated by Jay Stryker, who has heard or played the organ.
May 26 2018 visit to Johnson Opus 332 by Jay Stryker. In good playable condition. Swell pedal counterweight hanging strap is broken, can be easily repaired.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Altered.

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

Instrument Images:

Organ case and front of church, ca. 1906: Vintage postcard, courtesy of William Dunklin.

Organ Case and Keydesk: Photograph by Karl Moore. Taken on 2014-10-19

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Karl Moore. Taken on 2014-10-19

Keydesk: Photograph by Karl Moore. Taken on 2014-10-19

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