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Wm. Johnson & Son (Opus 430, 1874)

Location:

The Stone Church (Trinitarian Congregational Church)
283 Main Street
Gilbertville, MA 01031 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 6533

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ is unaltered from its 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 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 13 ranks. 663 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 15 stops. 13 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: 15
  • Registers: 13
  • 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 October 22, 2016:

Updated through online information from Christopher Greenleaf.
The Friends of the Stone Church (formed fall 2015) are negotiating with the remaining members of the congregation to assume responsibility for property, building, and instrument.

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

Database Manager on September 07, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- To answer the question/confusion preceding: the organ is 13-ranks, but has 16 stops (drawknobs) if you count the Swell Tremolo. The organ is free-standing and encased in an elevated front gallery. The case is 3-sectional having 27 pipes arranged: 7-13-7. Source: extant, unaltered organ documented May 24, 1989.

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 1981.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Plate says #428 which is on Johnson Opus list for Congregational Church, New Canaan, CT. 2-16 or 2-13?

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the keydesk May 24, 1989
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Let Joy Resound!: Open In New Tab Program for events April 16-17, 2016; organ photograph and stoplist
Document created on 2016-04-16
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

A Concert in Tribute to Donald Boothman: Open In New Tab Concert program with performer biographies and organ stoplist
Document created on 2016-10-08
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case: Photograph (1985) by Jim Lewis.

Keydesk: Photograph (1985) by Jim Lewis.

Church Exterior: Photograph by Matthew Cavanaugh. Taken on 2016-04-14

Church Exterior: Photograph by Matthew Cavanaugh. Taken on 2016-04-14

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Matthew Cavanaugh. Taken on 2016-04-14

Organ Case: Photograph by Matthew Cavanaugh. Taken on 2016-04-14

Left Drawknobs: Photograph by Matthew Cavanaugh. Taken on 2016-04-14

Organ Case and Keydesk: Photograph by Christopher Greenleaf. Taken on 2016-01-03

Keydesk: Photograph by Christopher Greenleaf. Taken on 2016-01-03

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Christopher Greenleaf. Taken on 2016-01-03

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