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Midmer-Losh Inc. (Opus 5519, 1929)

Exhibited in the 1994 OHS convention(s)

Location:

The Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption
61 N. Cliff Street
Ansonia, CT 06401 US
Gallery
Organ ID: 6808

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • 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 Paul R. Marchesano on February 06, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 32 ranks. 2,181 pipes. 3 manuals. 65 stops.
All:
  • 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: 3
  • Stops: 65
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection, vacuum.
  • Console Style: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on February 06, 2022:

The heavily-unified Midmer-Losh organ in the upper church was installed in 1930 at a cost of $17,760. The number 5519 appears throughout the organ, but it is unlikely that the Midmer firm ever built that many instruments. The Great Diapason 8' is an unusual "double languid" diapason, a genre characterized by Ernest M. Skinner as being "suitable to a baseball park." The "serpent-hood" Great Trumpet 8' is a type of low-pressure Post Horn designed to create and project brilliant harmonics. -- 1994 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on February 06, 2022.

Database Manager on June 23, 2006:

Updated through online information from Nicholas F. Russotto.

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 1999

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

85 note Choir manual. To be restored 1999 by Foley-Baker. Console to be retained, furnished with SS mechanisms. Missing Gt. Mixture to be replaced.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Original contract, dated September 7, 1929: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on February 06, 2022.
Signed Contract: Open In New Tab Signed contract with several hand-written notes
Document created on 1929-09-07
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on February 06, 2022.

Specification: Open In New Tab Detailed specification from the original contract
Document created on 1929-09-07
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on February 06, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Case and pipe fence in gallery: Photograph from an archival source: Church website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano.

Console viewed from left: Photograph from an archival source: Church website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano.

Console viewed head-on: Photograph from an archival source: Church website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano.

Expression pedals: Photograph from an archival source: Church website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano.

Left stop jamb: Photograph from an archival source: Church website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano.

Right stop jamb: Photograph from an archival source: Church website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano.

Choir Division (left), Tuba Profunda 16' (Center), Resultant 32' (back): Photograph by Church website.

Interior of floating division: Photograph from an archival source: Church website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano.

Builder nameplate: Photograph from an archival source: Church website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano.

Restorer nameplate: Photograph from an archival source: Church website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano.

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