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Francis J. N. Tallman (1893)

Exhibited in the 1994 OHS convention

Location:

United Methodist Church
69 West Street
Litchfield, CT 06759 US
Organ ID: 1195

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on February 02, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 11 ranks. 579 pipes. 2 manuals. 11 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 11
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on February 02, 2022:

"Research thus far has not revealed when the Spence organ was moved to Litchfield. A plaque on the instrument indicates only that it was presented "In Memory of William Spence." " -- 1994 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on February 02, 2022.

Paul R. Marchesano on February 02, 2022:

The casework of the organ is of solid mahogany, and boasts handsome carvings. Although the instrument is how in an alcove, it was clearly free-standing in the Spence residence. The organ fortunately did not suffer serious damage in the 1981 fire, but did require a complete cleaning, and restencilling of the front pipes. The pedal division, tubular pneumatic at one time, has in recent years been fitted with electric action. The Dulciana 8' originally had 58 pipes, but at some time notes 1-7 were grooved to the Melodia. The Salicional 8'. -- 1994 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on February 02, 2022.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1994.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Built for Wm. Spence residence, NYC. Tubular pedal now electrified.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
1994 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on February 02, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Organ in alcove: Photograph from an archival source: 1994 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1994

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