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Geo. H. Ryder (Opus 163, 1895ca.)

Location:

Pleasant Street Baptist Church
165 Pleasant Street
Worcester, MA 01609 US
Organ ID: 18374

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 19 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 19 registers.
All:
  • 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
  • Divisions: 3
  • Registers: 19
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to 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 meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 26, 2013:

Updated through online information from Kurt Blomstrom.

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

Database Manager on August 01, 2009:

Updated through online information from Tim Murphy. -- I went to the church on a recent mission trip and discovered the organ. The church has restarted worship in the historical sanctuary with people from the community. It is trully a mission work. I was able to get sound but the organ needs much work.

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

Database Manager on June 16, 2005:

Identified through information in Descriptive Catalogue of Superior Church Organs Manufactured by Geo. H. Ryder & Co., published in Boston, January, 1896. Dates are not included in the publication; the one given here is conjectural.

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

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