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Methuen Organ Co. (1909)

Originally E.F. Walcker & Cie. (Opus 200, 1863)

Location:

Methuen Memorial Music Hall
Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844 US
Serlo Hall
Organ ID: 1097

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP)
  • 114 ranks. 4 manuals. 83 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 83
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 15, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on September 09, 2005:

Online update from Ed Sampson -- The "Great Organ" is in the "Serlo Organ Hall," now known as the "Methuen Memorial Music Hall" and is listed in the "National Register of Historic Places."

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn: Electrification of 1863 Walcker, #200 from Boston Music Hall with new console and chests. Further rebuilt by Aeolian-Skinner in 1946

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From Boston Music Hall 1884; electrified Methuen O. Co. 1897; altered G. Donald Harrison (Aeolian-Skinner) 1947 Op. 1103 (new console and chests), 4-115. Case designed and built by Gustav Herter. Great reeds added by Andover in 1971.

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

Instrument Images:

Keydesk: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2006-03-14

Organ: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2006-03-14

Organ case: Photo by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1989-09-27

Organ case, alternate view: Photo by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1989-09-27

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