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Geo. Stevens (& Co.) (1874)

Location:

First Baptist Church / Northboro Historical Society
Northboro, MA 01532 US
Organ ID: 2123

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Museums
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on October 21, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 13 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 13 stops. 15 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Geo. Stevens (& Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 21, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Geo. Stevens (& Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 21, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Geo. Stevens (& Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 21, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Geo. Stevens (& Co.)
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 13
  • Registers: 15
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 20
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection with pneumatic assists (e.g., Barker levers).
  • 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.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on October 21, 2021.
Stephen St. Denis on October 20, 2021:

The organ was built in 1874 for the First Baptist Church of Northborough. In 1949 the Baptist Congregation merged with another evangelical congregation in Northborough. The First Baptist Church building and the organ were acquired by the Northborough Historical Society in 1959. Andover Organ Co. of Methuen, MA restored the organ in 2013.

We received the most recent update for this note from Stephen St. Denis on October 20, 2021.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1996.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Formerly Baptist church.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist copied from Database photos: Open In New Tab Originally published October 20, 2021
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on October 21, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Building exterior: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2021-10-17

Organ façade: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2021-10-17

Organ façade and keydesk: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2021-10-17

Console and pedalboard: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2021-10-17

Right stop jamb: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2021-10-17

Left stop jamb: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2021-10-17

Builder's nameplate: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2021-10-17

Organ in the rear gallery of the Historical Society Museum: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2021-10-17

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