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Wm. Johnson & Son (Opus 792, 1893)

Location:

First Methodist Episcopal Church/Honeoye Falls United Methodist Church
31 East Street
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 US
Sanctuary; front/left
Organ ID: 7228

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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 Jim Stettner on April 30, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 10 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 10 stops. 12 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 April 30, 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 April 30, 2021.

Pedal:
  • 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 April 30, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Wm. Johnson & Son
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 10
  • Registers: 12
  • 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 April 30, 2021.
Jim Stettner on April 30, 2021:

Transferred Notes from a duplicate account:

Scot Huntington on April 14, 2021: The organ received an electric blower in 1935, and unfortunately the double-rise reservoir was replaced with a supply-house reservoir by the Parsons Organ Co. in 1978. Otherwise, the organ remains in remarkably original condition.

Scot Huntington on April 13, 2021: The organ is freestanding on the front left corner of the chancel platform, with woodwork and facade pipes on the front and right side and still has the original elegant stencilling in shades of brown with gold accents. The church's website shows several photos of the organ. The organ is one of the few Johnson built in this period with a keen string in place of the usual Oboe.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on April 30, 2021.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1980

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

Stoplist copied from the Viner Ledgers: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Scot L. Huntington on April 30, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. October 2020

Sanctuary interior with organ at front, left: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2019-04-21

Lower case and keydesk: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2018-12-17

Organ case and facade: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2018-03-04

Stenciled facade pipes: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2018-02-28

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