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Israel Gilman (1970s)

Originally J. W. Steere & Sons (Opus 493, 1902)

Location:

St. Patrick's R. C.
44 E. Central St.
Natick, MA 01760 US
Organ ID: 8399

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 38 ranks. 3 manuals. 33 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: 3
  • Stops: 33
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 30, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from George R. Burke. -- I helped Mr Isreal Gilman rebuild the organ in the early 1970s. I have been familiar with the instrument since childhood and organist since 1966, with a hiatus of 13 years from 1988 to 2002

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuild and electrification of existing Steere & Sons organ.

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

Instrument Images:

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Roger Lovejoy. Taken on 2017-08-06

Console: Photograph by Roger Lovejoy. Taken on 2017-08-06

Organ Case in Rear Gallery: Photograph by Roger Lovejoy. Taken on 2017-08-06

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