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William J. Davis (1875)

Exhibited in the 2018 OHS convention

Location:

West Bloomfield Congregational United Church of Christ
West Bloomfield, NY 14585 US
Organ ID: 2011

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 16 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 16 stops. 22 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 16
  • Registers: 22
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 27, 2017:

Updated by Scot Huntington, who has heard or played the organ.
At present, this is the only-known organ of William J. Davis left extant. Not related to builder William Henry Davis, William J. was a Buffalo, New York builder, once an employee of Hilborne Roosevelt.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab notes from Alan Laufman 1979
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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