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Unknown Builder (1904)

Originally Steer & Turner [J.W. Steer] (Opus 70, 1873)
Exhibited in the 1983 OHS convention

Location:

Orthodox Congregational Church / Pilgrim Congregational Church
26 West Street
Leominster, MA 01453 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 22127

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been altered 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 Paul R. Marchesano on September 21, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted)
  • 33 ranks. 1,771 pipes. 2 manuals. 28 stops. 28 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted) chests
  • 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: 28
  • Registers: 28
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • 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 June 24, 2015:

Updated through online information from J. Milner. -- The organ does not currently have digital equipment connected as described earlier.

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

Database Manager on November 13, 2014:

Updated through online information from John Igoe. -- Instrument is currently connected to a large digital imitation instrument with MIDI installed by a dealer of electronic instruments

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

Database Manager on November 30, 2005:

Identified through online information from Robert Faucher. -- Electrified in 1904. Austin-type console - Kershaw? Pipework in good condition - some fitted with newer slide tuners.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
1983 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab Originally published June 1983
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on September 21, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2019-04-19

Organ in front of the sanctuary: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2019-04-19

Organ façade: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2019-04-19

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