Pipe Organ Database

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C. B. Fisk, Inc. (1969)

Originally Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.) (Opus 236, 1891)

Location:

First Congregational Church
39 Main St.
Essex, MA 01929 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 71415

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • 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 Jim Stettner on July 22, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider, Information unknown or not applicable
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on July 22, 2022.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on July 22, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on July 22, 2022.
Main:
  • Built by Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.)
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • 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.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on July 22, 2022.
Jim Stettner on July 22, 2022:

This entry rerpresents tonal changes made to an existing organ. Identified from a related OHS Database entry.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on July 22, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Church above harbor: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2015-01-21

Church exterior; facade: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2013-04-29

Sanctuary interior with organ in front: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2015-04-12

Organ in front gallery: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2015-06-14

Organ facade: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2016-10-21

Ross Water Motor control: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2014-01-22

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