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Richards, Fowkes & Co. (Opus 11, 2021)

Originally Richards, Fowkes & Co. (Opus 11, 1998)

Location:

Residence: Private
Essex, CT US
Music Room
Organ ID: 68521

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ has been altered 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 Matthew Provost on July 02, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 5 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 5 stops. 5 registers.
Manual I:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Richards, Fowkes & Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on July 01, 2021.

Manual II:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Richards, Fowkes & Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on July 01, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Richards, Fowkes & Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on July 01, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Richards, Fowkes & Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 5
  • Registers: 5
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Suspended tracker.
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on July 01, 2021.
Jim Stettner on July 02, 2021:

Updated through online information from Matthew Provost. -- The instrument is not in original condition. Original Manual II 2' Gemshorn replaced with 4' Fluyt Douce. Case pipes newly gilded.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on July 02, 2021.

Jim Stettner on July 01, 2021:

This organ was originally built in 1998 for a private residence in Ooltewah, Tennessee. It was the firm's first residence organ. The original owner was down-sizing and wanted to find a new home for the organ. It was reinstalled by Bruce Fowkes and Joshua Knight in June, 2021.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on July 01, 2021.
taken from console, organbuilder: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on July 02, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ case: Photograph by Richards, Fowkes via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-06-11

Organ case: Photograph by Richards, Fowkes via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-06-11

keyboard and cheek detail: Photograph by Matthew Provost. Taken on 2021-06-30

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