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Wm. Johnson & Son (Opus 843, 1896)

Location:

First Baptist Church
4895 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255 US
Organ ID: 7311

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 14 ranks. 823 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 14 stops. 14 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 14
  • Registers: 14
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on October 19, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ was removed from Proctor, transported, and reassembled/installed by a committee of four parishioners headed by C.W. Sykes. It took about a month to reinstall. It was rededicated in morning services on June 20, 1926. A recital including the Equinox Orchestra was given from 7:00-to-8:00 that same evening. The organ was restored along historic guidelines by the Andover Organ Co. in 1974 as their R-163. The facade is 3-sectional with 25 handsomely stencilled pipes arranged: 5-(5-5-5)-5, and 21 stencilled "tomato can" dummies above/behind the main facade. The organ is recessed into a front chamber. It is still able to be hand-pumped. Documented October 21, 1988.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Johnson & Son (1896, Opus843).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1990

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Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From Union Church (originally Proctor Family Chapel), Proctor, VT in 1926. Restored Andover.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
<i>OHS Organ Atlas of the Capital District Region 2006</i>: Open In New Tab Typed Specification
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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