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Hall Organ Co. (1920's)

Originally Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.) (Opus 486, 1899)
Exhibited in the 1994 OHS convention(s)

Location:

Christ Episcopal Church
56 S. Cliff Street
Ansonia, CT 06401 US
Organ ID: 18498

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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 needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on February 06, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 39 ranks. 2,322 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 39 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 39
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 13, 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 April 12, 2012:

Updated through online information from Joseph Dzeda. -- The organ originally was built by Hutchings with tubular-pneumatic action between the console and chamber. This must be one of the earliest Hutchings pitman chest instruments; a similar instrument for Christ Church in New Haven that was built one year previously had slider chests. In the 1920s the Hall Organ Company converted the action between the (new) Hall electro-pneumatic console and the chests to electro-pneumatic action by removing the lead tubing and by installing their typical Hall chest magnets where the lead tubes had entered the chest primaries. This work was carefully and professionally done; from the magnet boards upwards, however, the organ is entirely original with respect to its side-valve pitman windchests, pipework and chassis, including all of the Hutchings regulators. The Hall console was placed on the opposite side of the chancel to where the Hutchings console had been. The mechanical swell pedal linkage was replaced by a Hall 8-station swell engine when the Hall console was installed. The Hall company also installed a 25-note set of Deagan Class A chimes and a 49-note Mayland harp, both with Hall actions, located in the swell box. The Hall console received a new supply-house combination action in the 1940s, which is currently inoperable.

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

Database Manager on June 28, 2005:

Identified through information in Classified List of Hall Organs, published in 1929 by Hall Organ Co., West Haven, Connecticut.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from Mark Waldorf: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Underside of chest: Photograph by The Rev Richard e Beattie. Taken on 2012-04-10

Pipework: Photograph by The Rev Richard e Beattie. Taken on 2012-04-10

Chest: Photograph by The Rev Richard e Beattie. Taken on 2012-04-10

Wind regulator: Photograph by The Rev Richard e Beattie. Taken on 2012-04-10

Chest: Photograph by The Rev Richard e Beattie. Taken on 2012-04-10

Pipework, chamber interior: Photograph by The Rev Richard e Beattie. Taken on 2012-04-10

Facade: Photograph by The Rev Richard e Beattie. Taken on 2013-08-14

Case: Photograph by The Rev Richard e Beattie. Taken on 2013-08-14

Transept, Chancel, Apse, and pipe facades: Photograph by The Rev Richard E Beattie. Taken on 2012-04-10

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1994-06-24

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