Pipe Organ Database

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Hilborne L. Roosevelt (Opus 332, 1886)

Location:

Elberon Memorial Presbyterian / Moses B. Taylor Memorial Church
Park at Eaton, P. O. 70 Park Avenue
Elberon, NJ 07740 US
Organ ID: 6276

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 16 ranks. 2 manuals. 14 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) 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: 14
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 03, 2013:

Updated through online information from Sharon Lees. -- The organ continues to delight summer congregations and accompanying many brides as they make their way up the aisle. The Trustees are committed to keeping the organ in tip-top shape through appropriate conservation only. The organ remains miraculously the same after 127 years, except for replacements of worn parts (of which there are few)and just as Mr. Roosevelt built it in 1886. It is a testament to exceptional workmanship and design. We consider our church very fortunate to have it.

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

Database Manager on April 14, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Sharon Lees. -- President of Moses B. Taylor Memorial Church Board of Trustees. This is the church where the organ is located. The organ continues in wonderful (unaltered) condition. It was inspected early in this century. New felts replaced the old, worn ones on both manuals and the pedal board. Other than being electrified in 1918, though the pump-action still works and was used about 8 years ago for a wedding when the power failed shortly before the service). We are very proud and VERY protective of our wonderful little organ -- selective in who cares for it. The organ requires virtually NO maintenance other than one tuning a year. It is in an unheated church so the leather and wood is practically as good as the day it was installed.

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 1989

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Historic Organs Recital series Jul & Aug 1989. [or 16st, 18rk?]

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by Randy G. Lubischer. Taken on 2013-08-02

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Randy G. Lubischer. Taken on 2013-08-02

Pipe Facade: Photograph by Randy G. Lubischer. Taken on 2013-08-02

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