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Emory Warren Lane (1895)

Originally J. H. & C. S. Odell & Co. (Opus 65, 1868)
Exhibited in the 1975 OHS convention

Location:

Methodist Church
17 Fifth Street
Derby, CT 06418 US
Organ ID: 6969

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 21 ranks. 2 manuals. 19 stops. 22 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 19
  • Registers: 22
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 25
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 08, 2014:

From the 1975 OHS Convention Handbook:
"The organ was built for an older building in Derby, then called Birmingham, at a cost of $4,000.00, and dedicated 11 December 1867. It was placed in storage when the old church was razed in 1893 and installed in this building by E.W. Land, waltham, Mass. in 1895. It was probably at this time that the two reed stops were replaced with new ones; they are not original and are signed by the famous voicer Edwin Hedges. The swell shades were replaced in 1895, and the original hitchdown swell pedal gave way to a metal Odell swell shoe. Other changes were made later, and the instrument was restored in 1975 by Richard Hamar of New Hartford, Conn.
"The Great Tenoroon is of metal. The 17 case pipes are the bottom of the Open Diapason; the 8' Flute is stopped wood with bored stoppers from Tenor C; the Sesquialtera is 17-19-22 to Tenor B and 15-17-19 to the top. The Swell Bourdon Bass is unenclosed; the Bourdon Treble is new from Middle C to the top, provided by Richard Hamar to replace missing pipes; the Stopped Diapason is week with bored stoppers in the treble. The Pedal Violon Cello is new from Tenor C to the top, again supplied by Richard Hamar to replace missing pipes."

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 1994

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Build for previous building in Derby (then called Birmingham). Installed here by E. W. Lane in 1895. Later changes by unknown. Restored by Richard Hamar in 1975.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from the 1975 OHS Convention Handbook
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1900s).

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