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Goodrich & Appleton (1838)

Location:

First Christian / North Street Christian Church
Middle & Purchase Streets
New Bedford, MA US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 71814

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Disciples of Christ / Christian Church
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on September 22, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
Main:
  • Built by Goodrich & Appleton
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • 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 hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Trigger/hitch-down swell.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on September 23, 2022.
Jim Stettner on September 23, 2022:

This would almost certainly have been a GGG-compass organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on September 23, 2022.

Jim Stettner on September 22, 2022:

Also known as the White Church. The organ was relocated to the front of the church by Pierce.

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

Jim Stettner on September 22, 2022:

This entry represents the first installation of a new organ. Identified through online information from Bruce Gardzina.

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

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Digital Commonwealth, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. Undated (ca. 1870's ?)

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph from an archival source: Unknown, submitted by Bruce Gardzina. Taken approx. ca. 1860's

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