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Culver L. Mowers (1995ca.)

Originally E. & G. G. Hook (Opus 140, 1852)
Exhibited in the 2014 OHS convention

Location:

Lodi Historical Society
8522 South Main Street
Lodi, NY 14860 US
Main Hall
Organ ID: 8742

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Museums
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 19 ranks. 563 pipes. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 17
  • 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 hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Trigger/hitch-down swell.
  • 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 November 26, 2011:

Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. -- Organ is in a room with no climate control, so the future looks grim. Plays fine, but needs help. Good Hook sound. No real acoustic in the room.

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

Database Manager on April 04, 2011:

Updated through on-line information from Kip Said. -- To clarify previous notes: The Lodi Historical Society is the same building as the former Lodi Methodist Church. According to information found on the website of the Lodi Historical Society, the organ was removed from the Methodist Church in 1975 (by then in use by the Lodi Presbyterian Church) to protect the instrument as the building was deteriorating. The organ was stored in a barn for safekeeping. During this time, The Lodi Historical Society acquired the former Methodist Church. In 1988, after stabilization of the building, the organ was returned to its former home for storage - by then/now called the Lodi Historical Society. Restoration by Rev. Mowers began in 1994. The instrument was played in three concerts in 1996. As of 2011, the instrument is used for the occasional concert as well as for weddings held in the space. The organ is a "source of pride" for the Historical Society and for the entire village.

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

Database Manager on October 06, 2008:

Updated through information posted to PIPORG-L by Darrel Coons October 6, 2008: "There's a 2m Hook in Lodi, NY that has a 17-note centered pedalboard. The Pedal 16' Sub Bass only has 13 pipes, but the manual Stopped Diap. Bass has 17. I've never seen a configuration like this, but it works; this is a fine instrument."

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 E. & G. G. Hook (1852, Opus 140).

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 1997

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Moved from Methodist Church, Lodi, NY and placed in storage 1975. Restored by Culver Mowers and installed in Lodi Historical building.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist courtesy of the Organ Historical Society
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Keydesk and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2013-10-10

Keydesk and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2013-10-10

Keydesk: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2013-10-10

Building Interior and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2013-10-10

Building Interior and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2013-10-10

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