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Unknown Builder (1927)

Originally John Brown (1901)


First German Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity
East Genesee St.
Wellsville, NY 14895 US
Organ ID: 70280

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on February 13, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 16 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 16 stops. 23 registers.
Scot Huntington:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by John Brown
We received the most recent update for this division from Scot Huntington on February 12, 2022.
  • Built by John Brown
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 16
  • Registers: 23
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • 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.
  • Has Combination Action Foot Trundles
  • Has Coupler Reversible Foot Trundles
We received the most recent update for this console from Scot Huntington on February 12, 2022.
Scot Huntington on February 12, 2022:

Following a major rebuilding (or expansion?), of the front of the historic frame church, the John Brown organ was moved from the rear gallery to the front chancel area, presumably free standing and encased, without alteration, and retaining its mechanical action.

As part of yet another rebuilding of the chancel area in 1941, the organ was electrified and slightly enlarged/modified by the Schlicker Organ Co. of Buffalo, New York. The organ was entombed in a single deep chamber on the left side of the chancel, fully enclosed, and retaining virtually all the historic Brown pipework without alteration.

We received the most recent update for this note from Scot Huntington on February 12, 2022.

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