Walter S. Spencer (1863)


Wesleyan Methodist Church
Owen Sound, ON CA
Organ ID: 72846

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  • 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 Andrew Henderson on March 01, 2023.
Andrew Henderson on March 01, 2023:

From the Owen Sound Comet (February 27, 1863): "The great centre of attraction, however, seemed to be the organ, an instrument which had brought toegether various individuals, actuated by different motives in their coming to see and hear it. Some few, who had never seen a church organ in operation, wished to gratify a laudible curiosity. Others, doubtless, wished to know if an organ would sound in the valled of the Sydenham as elsewhere. There was another portion, however, who had perhaps already come to the conclusion to try and secure its services for the ffferent churches to which they happened to adhere if the music it would make should please them. This organ, which is the only one in the city, has recently been built by the Messrs. Spencers. As those gentlemen are not musical instrument makers by profession, the instrument reflects great credit on their mechanical ingenuity. It has a very fair tone, although it appears somewhat deficient in volume of sound. Under the circumstances, the Messrs. Spencers are certainly to be recommended for having had the courage to take in hand such a work and worth of all praise for having succeeded so well in their undertaking. The audience were favoured with the performance of two or three pieces by Prof. Cawthorne of Invermay."

We received the most recent update for this note from Andrew Henderson on March 01, 2023.

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