Dewey W. Layton (1977)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (Opus 827, 1919)

Location:

Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
420 W. 18th St.
Pueblo, CO 81003 US
Organ ID: 13805

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on July 18, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 24 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 20 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Exposed pipes visible.
  • Slider Motors: Solenoids.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 18, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 20
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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 above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 18, 2018.
Database Manager on April 23, 2015:

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 February 23, 2012:

Updated through online information from Ron Yeater. -- rebuilt in 1977 by Layton Organs replacing many ranks of Austin pipes with new or recycled ones. also added a second-hand Austin chest in front of tone opening for Principal chorus.

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

Database Manager on April 02, 2011:

Updated through online information from R Frederick.

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

Database Manager on April 01, 2011:

Updated through online information from R Frederick. -- Organ built in 1918 and installed February, 1919, by Austin Organ Company. Windchest and seven ranks added to great in 1976, by Dewey Layton of Florence, CO, (now deceased, no records), along with additional higher-pitched ranks. An 8' trumpet was added to the Great in 1981, contractor not noted. Main reservoir releathered in 1986 by Morel and Associates. To the best of my knowledge, the blower and motor are original. The organ action is aging and needs replacement. The console electrics are wearing and the keys need replacing; some ivory is missing from the front of some of the keys on the great manual. The reed ranks need regulation, which was recommended in 1986, but not considered essential to the upkeep of the instrument. Dust and grit were removed in February, 2011, from the pipes and chambers. The pipes had needed cleaning due to both a roof leak and subsequent repair. As a result, the pipes speak more clearly. The instrument was recently tuned (Mar 2011).

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

Database Manager on January 08, 2005:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 31, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist taken from console: Open In New Tab Originally published May 2010
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on April 17, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Layton Pipe Display: Photograph by Robert L. Frederick. Taken on 2010-05-01

Unenclosed Great Pipework: Photograph by Robert L. Frederick. Taken on 2010-05-01

Swell Pipework (8' Open Diapason & added 1981 Great 8' Trumpet): Photograph by Robert L. Frederick. Taken on 2010-05-01

Console: Photograph by Robert L. Frederick. Taken on 2010-05-01

Swell Pipework: Photograph by Robert L. Frederick. Taken on 2010-05-01

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