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Breckels & Matthews (1906)

Location:

St. Paul's Presbyterian Church
553 Gould Street
Wiarton, ON N0H 2T0 CA
Organ ID: 26875

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • 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 Paul R. Marchesano on September 10, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Pneumatic
  • 9 ranks. 515 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 9 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic 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
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 9
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard not meeting AGO standards.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018:
We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on June 30, 2007:

CASEWORK: Oak, with hand-painted stenciling on the façade pipes.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on June 30, 2007:

Console is detached, tubular action, not mechanical.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from W. A. Richardson
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Prepared by W. A. (Sandy) Richardson, Chair, St. Paul’s Board of Managers, 2007.: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on September 10, 2021.
"Wiarton [Ontario] St. Paul's Presbyterian Church": Open In New Tab Breckels & Matthews (Toronto) organ installed in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in 1906. By 1909, this company was known as Matthews Church Organ Co.
Document created on 2013-01-15
We received the most recent update for this document from Ian Mason on November 02, 2021.

"Out of the Past: A Historic Organ Comes to the Rescue of St. Paul's [Presbyterian Church] Wiarton, Ont.": Open In New Tab Presbyterian Record, Feb 1/16 https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Out+of+the+past%3a+a+historic+organ+comes+to+the+rescue+of+St.+Paul%27s%2c...-a0446814374
Document created on 2016-02-01
We received the most recent update for this document from Ian Mason on November 02, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Bellows and rock weights: Photograph by W. A. Richardson. Taken on 2007-05-05

Pedal pipes: Photograph by W. A. Richardson. Taken on 2007-05-05

Great pipes: Photograph by W. A. Richardson. Taken on 2007-05-05

Swell pipes: Photograph by W. A. Richardson. Taken on 2007-05-05

Pedals: Photograph by W. A. Richardson. Taken on 2007-05-05

Façade - details: Photograph by W. A. Richardson. Taken on 2007-05-05

Console: Photograph by W. A. Richardson. Taken on 2007-05-05

"Choir loft, organ": Photograph by W. A. Richardson. Taken on 2007-05-05

Hand pumping the organ: Photograph by W. A. Richardson. Taken on 2007-05-05

Tubing and valves: Photograph by W. A. Richardson. Taken on 2007-05-05

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