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Wm. A. Johnson (Opus 54, 1856)

Exhibited in the 2015 OHS convention

Location:

First Congregational Church
4 North Street
Montague, MA 01351 US
Organ ID: 6783

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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, 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
  • 8 ranks. 358 pipes. 2 divisions. 1 manuals. 9 stops. 8 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: 1
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 9
  • Registers: 8
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 12
  • 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.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Trigger/hitch-down swell.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on July 18, 2015:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on February 19, 2015:

Updated through online information from Scot Huntington. -- The 1850 William A. Johnson Op. 16 in the Union Church of Heath, Massachusetts is the oldest known extant Johnson.

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

Database Manager on October 06, 2008:

Updated through information posted to PIPORG-L October 6, by David King: "There's an 1857 Johnson in Montague, MA, a few miles from here with a centered 13-note board."

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 1986

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Oldest existing unaltered Johnson. Restored c. 1984 by Czelusniak et Dugal. Ded. 11 Nov 1984 by Mr. And Mrs. Grant Moss.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Specification from OHS Convention Handbook, 2015
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Keydesk: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2015-06-30

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2015-06-30

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