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West Bloomfield Congregational United Church of Christ
West Bloomfield, New York 14585

OHS Database ID 2011.

Awards

OHS Convention Organ, 2018.


Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 27, 2017.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 16 stops. 22 registers. 16 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position. Flat straight pedalboard.

Notes

  • Updated by Scot Huntington, who has heard or played the organ.
    At present, this is the only-known organ of William J. Davis left extant. Not related to builder William Henry Davis, William J. was a Buffalo, New York builder, once an employee of Hilborne Roosevelt. (James Cook. February 27, 2017)

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  • notes from Alan Laufman 1979
    West Bloomfield, New York
    West Bloomfield Congregational Church
    
    W.J. Davis, Buffalo, N.Y.
    Replacement stop labels by Delaware Organ Co.
    North Tonawanda, NY
    
    GREAT
    Open Diapason     8'
    Melodia           8'
    Dulciana          8'
    Octave            4'
    Flute d'Amour     4'
    Twelfth         2-2/3'
    Principal         2'  (Fifteenth)
    
    SWELL
    Geigen Principal  8'
    Stopped Diapason  8'
    Viola             8'
    Harmonic Flute    4'
    Violina           4'
    Piccolo           2'
    Oboe              8'  (t.c.)
    Tremulant
    
    PEDAL
    Bourdon           16'
    Lieblich Gedeckt  16' (orig. Violoncello?)
    
    Swell to Great
    Great to Pedal
    Swell to Pedal
    
    Pedal Check
    Bellows Signal
    
    Compass:
    Manuals: 58 notes, all stops go through except Oboe
    Pedal: 27 notes
    
    Projecting keydesk, Swell stacked over Great, round shanks, balanced swell pedal
    
    
    
     [Received from Scot Huntington 2013-05-07.]
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