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Johnson & Co. (Opus 409, 1873)

Location:

Congregational UCC
347 Thompson Rd.
Thompson, CT 06277 US
Organ ID: 6483

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been restored to a previous 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
  • 24 ranks. 2 manuals. 24 stops. 23 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 24
  • Registers: 23
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Balanced tracker.
  • 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.
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 28, 2012:

Updated through online information from Susan H. Markham. -- This Wm. A. Johnson Organ, Opus 409, was finally completed in November, 2011, with the addition of the 8' Cornopean from another Johnson Organ. The installation was done by the Andover Organ Co. A rededicatory concert was given on Nov. 20, 2011 by Stuart Forster.

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

Database Manager on October 03, 2011:

Updated through online information from Susan Markham. -- This organ is a "Johnson & Co." not a "Johnson & Son" organ. It was built in 1873 before the son became part of the company,

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

Database Manager on June 03, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from Don Olson. -- Andover restored the organ in 1984. A 1987 fire in the steeple caused much water damage to the organ. It was restored, again, by Andover in 1988-1990. A Vox Humana had been installed at some point replacing the Swell Cornopean. The Vox was removed during restoration in favor of a Johnson Cornopean from his Opus 826 but funding was never approved by the Church and the spot remains open on the chest. With the pipes still at the Andover shop.

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 1994.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Built for State St. (later Wesley) Methodist, Springfield, MA. Moved here in 1901 by W. H. Crandell of the Geo. Hutchings factory, unaltered. Restored(rebuilt?) Andover 1984/1988. Historic Organs Citation.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From memory and Northeastern CT AGO website
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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