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Andover Organ Co. (Opus 26, 1957)

Originally Joseph Alley Sr. (1834)

Location:

First Religious Society (Unitarian)
26 Pleasant Street
Newburyport, MA 01950 US
Organ ID: 7716

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 32 ranks. 1,691 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 27 stops. 31 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear 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: 27
  • Registers: 31
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric 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: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 15, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Source: 1987 OHS Convention Handbook

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 1996

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuilt of church's Alley/Hutchings; (Reb or altered by Fisk 1974.?) Mechanical couplers. Manual Compass 56 notes (CCC-g'). Stop and pedal action electrified, 32 note pedalboard added. Pipework revoiced. Pedal board changed in 1993 to 30-note, flat by Wissinger.

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 Alley, Joseph (1834).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from Boston Organ Club Newsletter (August 1966): Open In New Tab Typed specification
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Joseph Alley case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2008-04-27

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