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Hutchings-Votey Organ Co. (Opus 1510, 1904)

Location:

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
816 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308 US
Organ ID: 9267

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on September 26, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 52 ranks. 3 manuals. 48 stops. 64 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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: 3
  • Stops: 48
  • Registers: 64
  • 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.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys on angled jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Scot Huntington on September 26, 2021:

The present stop tab console is by the Utica organbuilder Buhl, inside the oak casing of the original Hutchings drawknob console. It contains couplers and accessories not present on the original, including a pneumatic combination action adjustable at the keydesk, replacing the original blind Hutchings combinations by setterboard.

The pedal Trombone is the only high-pressure stop in the organ, operating off blower static pressure, approx. 7"-8" wp. The original windchests are still in place, utilizing Hutchings side-bar pitman action. Each division has its own single-rise sprung regulator, and the blower feeds a sprung static reservoir. The facade pipes play off their own offset actions rather than being tubed from the main windchest.

We received the most recent update for this note from Scot Huntington on September 26, 2021.

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 January 21, 2008:

Updated through online information from Brendan Moore. -- The organ is located on the left side of the circular balcony of the church. While the Diapasons and Flutes are big and bold, the reeds are set far in the chamber, making them difficult to hear. Also, as of 2008, the organ is playable, but there are some dead notes and the 8' Vox Humana is not working. (On an interesting note, the Vox Humana has a separate tremolo that activates when the stop key is depressed)

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

Database Manager on June 15, 2006:

OHS 2006

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

New Console, 1934

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
OHS Organ Atlas of the Capital District Region 2006: Open In New Tab Pages 65-68 Originally published 2006
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Scot Huntington on September 26, 2021.

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Manual keyboards: Photo by Brendan Moore. Taken on 2006-12-30

Right stop jamb: Photo by Brendan Moore. Taken on 2006-12-30

Left stop jamb: Photo by Brendan Moore. Taken on 2006-12-30

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1910).

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