Pipe Organ Database

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Edward Lye & Sons (1905)

Location:

St. Paul's Methodist Church
123 Main Street East
Milton, ON L9T 1N4 CA
Organ ID: 65744

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Andrew Henderson on June 07, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • 2 manuals.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • 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.
We received the most recent update for this console from Andrew Henderson on June 07, 2020.
Andrew Henderson on June 07, 2020:

From the church's website: "The organ was built by the late Edward Lye firm which was well known for building many organs of the time. The price of $2000 was agreed upon. Mr. Lye wrote to the committee that he would install “a very complete and powerful organ containing 930 speaking pipes which he was to build and install. Case to be of special design, of oak finely finished, 21 feet wide, nine feet deep, and 22 inch passage behind the organ for entrance to the choir loft.” The firm also agreed to install a water powered motor for $120, with the church to supply the pipes and the drainage."

The organ was rebuilt and electrified by the C. Franklin Legge Organ Co. in 1928, and again by the Keates-Geissler Organ Co. in 1988.

We received the most recent update for this note from Andrew Henderson on June 07, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Choir loft and organ case: Photograph by St. Paul's United Church website, submitted by Andrew Henderson. Taken approx. after 1988

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