Pipe Organ Database

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Rostron Kershaw (1958)

Originally William Stevens (1867)

Location:

Belleville Congregational UCC
300 High Street
Newburyport, MA 01950 US
Organ ID: 7724

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Churches of Christ (UCC)
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 24 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 27 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 15, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Electrification of the existing 1867 William Stevens organ with tonal changes and substitutions. Cost of project: $8,500.00. 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:

The original builder was William Stevens (1867).

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:

Violoncello 8' unit added to Pedal. Detached console. EP pulldowns to slider chests. Chests retabled and some revoicing in 1977 by Andover.

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

Instrument Images:

Organ case in rear gallery: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2009-08-23

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