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Wm. Johnson & Son (Opus 629, 1884)

Location:

United Methodist Church
Rupert, VT 05768 US
Organ ID: 6933

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • 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
  • 11 ranks. 571 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 11 stops. 13 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Wm. Johnson & Son
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 23, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Wm. Johnson & Son
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 23, 2021.

Pedale:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Wm. Johnson & Son
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 23, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Wm. Johnson & Son
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 11
  • 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.
  • Has Combination Action Foot Trundles
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on August 23, 2021.
Database Manager on February 15, 2013:

Updated through online information from Kevin Bishop. -- Some sources say Arthur Kohl electrified this organ, but that's not true. Also, the organ has never had a tremolo. A new bellows was installed in 1984

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

Database Manager on October 19, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This stunning Johnson organ is installed in the front right corner of the sanctuary. The facade is 3-sectional with two side flats of 5 stenciled pipes each projecting from the front and side walls of the church, and a center diagonal connecting flat of 17 stenciled pipes which include the first 12 of the Great 8' Open Diapason. The pipes are stunningly colored in black, grey, and maroon with stenciled patterns, gold leaf mouths, gold leaf decorations, and gold leaf banding. The case panels employ a herringbone pattern. Documented October, 1988.

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 1998

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Worked on by Arthur Kohl in 1955. Original reservoir discarded.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from Boston Organ Club Newsletter (December 1965): Open In New Tab typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Johnson and Son nameplate: Photograph by Kevin Bishop. Taken on 2013-02-25

Facade and Key Desk: Photograph by Kevin Bishop. Taken on 2016-04-06

Facade Pipes: Photograph by Kevin Bishop. Taken on 2016-04-06

Keydesk: Photograph by Kevin Bishop. Taken on 2016-04-06

Image of organ case and room: Photograph by Pete O'Hearn, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2020-11-07

Clearer view of nameplate: Photograph by Pete O'Hearn, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2020-11-07

Facade view: Photograph by Pete O'Hearn, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2020-11-07

Alternate angle view of facade.: Photograph by Pete O'Hearn, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2020-11-07

Sanctuary interior showing organ: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2020-04-09

Organ at front of sanctuary from left side: Photograph by Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-04-10

Organ and choir gallery; Christmas Eve 2014: Photograph by Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2014-12-24

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