Pipe Organ Database

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S. R. Warren & Sons (1891)

Location:

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church / Emmanuel Pentecostal Church
321 Carnarvon St.
New Westminster, BC CA
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 1575

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on May 11, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 2 manuals. 18 stops. 18 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider 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: 2
  • Stops: 18
  • Registers: 18
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Suspended tracker.
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • 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 May 30, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from Christopher Dalton. -- Building originally housed St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church who purchased the organ for $10,000. It originally had a water motor air pump system with belts driving 2 bellows in the ceiling. Great Trumpet 8 stop prepared for at pipe chest but never supplied, Organ was vandalized in the 1960s and was silent until 1996 when Grant Smalley of Victoria, B.C. reconnected action, cleaned instrument, and was able to partly restore the organ. At present it is in barely playable condition with some keys not working again.

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

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Vintage postcard, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1910

Chancel with choir and organ behind: Photograph from an archival source: Russell Photo Studio. In the private collection of M. D. Murman. Appears on: Vancouver As It Was: A Photo-Historical Journey , submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1920

Organ case at the front of the sanctuary [edited]: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2017-12-28

Case and facade detail: Photograph by M. P. Murman on: Vancouver As It Was: A Photo-Historical Journey , submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. February 2018

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