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Hall Organ Co. (1928)

Location:

Masonic Temple
112 East Main Street
Meriden, CT 06450 US
Tower Lodge Room
Organ ID: 18550

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lodges and Clubs
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 304 pipes. 2 manuals. 10 stops.
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
  • Stops: 10
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 22, 2013:

Updated through online information from Paul Butkus. -- The organ is still in its original position but unused and difficult to access since it is behind display cabinets.

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

Database Manager on January 22, 2013:

Updated through online information from Paul Butkus. -- In researching the architect of the Masonic Temple I came across the dedication edition of the local paper. Meriden Record, Nov 10, 1928 p9-10 which includes descriptions of the Hall (Charles F. Cuno Memorial Organ) and Austin (Arthur E. Miller) memorial organs installed in this building. Newspaper Article states "10 speaking stops ranging in power from the softest Dulciana to the large Diapason with a total of 304 pipes. There are 8 couplers, a balanced swell pedal and crescendo pedal and a great pedal reversible." . . . has a detached console of two manuals and pedals of full modern compass." Dimensions listed as 11'-6" wide x 11'-8" high x 4'-6" deep.

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.

Instrument Images:

General View (partially obscured by furniture): Photograph by Paul Butkus. Taken on 2013-03-17

Facade Pipework: Photograph by Paul Butkus. Taken on 2013-03-17

Console: Photograph by Paul Butkus. Taken on 2013-03-17

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