Gardner, Massachusetts
First Unitarian Society of Gardner

J.W. Steere & Son Organ Co. Opus 502, 1902
Unknown Builder, 19?? - Relocate and install organ from Worcester
Unknown Builder, 19?? - Tonal Changes to Swell


GREAT (Expressive)                           COUPLERS (Drawknob)
   8     Open Diapason              61          Swell to Pedal.
   8     Melodia                    61          Great to Pedal.
   8     Dulciana                   61
   4     Octave                     61          Swell to Great.
   2     Fifteenth                  61

                                             FOOT LEVERS (Unlabeled; l - r) 
SWELL (Expressive)                              Swell Forte – 8,8,8,4,2-2/3,2 [full]
   8     Open Diapason              61
   8     Stopped Diapason           61          Swell Piano – 8' S.D., 8' Sal. [d-a]
   8     Salicional.                61
   4     Flute                      61          Great Forte – 8,8,8,4,2 [full]
   2-2/3 Nazard                     61
   2     Principal                  61          Great Piano – 8' Mel., 8' Dul. [d-a]
         Tremolo.


PEDAL
   16    Bourdon                    30
   16    Gedackt                    --


ACTION: Manual: Mechanical Key & Stop
        Pedal: T-P Key & Stop

VOICES: 12               STOPS: 13               RANKS: 12               PIPES: 689


NOTES
This organ was originally built for the Thomas Street Methodist Church in Worcester, Mass.
It was moved to Gardner at an unknown date and by an unknown person or firm. It is also not
known if the two tonal changes on the Swell – the 2-2/3' Nazard and the 2' Principal – were
done at the same time or at a later date and perhaps by yet another unknown person or firm.

The Pedal 16' Gedackt is the same rank as the 16' Bourdon, but with the pipes on “soft wind.”

Sources: Parish history; JRS; extant organ

 [Received from James R. Stettner 2014-06-05.]
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