As part of the installation in Powhatan, Mr. Trupiano was contracted to provide a small silent electric blower and to provide a period set of replacement pipes for the missing Open Diapason. By the time the organ had arrived in Virginia, the original ivory stop labels were long missing and the organ now contains a varied assortment of pipe and reed organ labels.
Notes by Scot Huntington. -- Originally built for the Duane Mansion in Duanesburg, New York. At an unknown date late 19th century, the organ was moved to the Presbyterian church in Worcester, New York, about 35 miles distant. The organ served there until it was replaced by a two-manual Estey in the 1930s, and the organ was moved again to the Presbyterian church in Middlefield Center, about 12 miles west. In the late 1960s, that church closed and the organ was sold to radio station KRAB in Seattle, and after a period of disuse, sold to a private owner in Oregon. It was next briefly at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Portland, Oregon until replaced in 1984 by a larger, 2-manual 19th century instrument. The organ was listed for sale with the Organ Clearing House, and finally in 1990 it was sold to an individual who gifted the organ to the Providence Presbyterian Church in Powhaton, Virginia.
The Jardine is in high Empire style and the case is veneered in mahogany and flame mahogany burl. The organ has a foot pumping pedal for the organist as well as a separate pumping handle for servants. The instrument has one octave of permanently coupled stick pedals reminiscent of the short pedals on home electronic spinet organs of the 50s and 60s. The horizontal shutters are operated by a hitchdown pedal.
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