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Estey Organ Co. (Opus 483, 1907)

Location:

First Methodist Episcopal Church
9th and Elm
Rocky Ford, CO US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 26877

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on February 09, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Pneumatic
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 10 stops. 10 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Estey Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on February 09, 2022.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Estey Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on February 09, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Estey Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on February 09, 2022.
Main:
  • Built by Estey Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 10
  • Registers: 10
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic 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: Haskell style stop-keys/keyboard.
  • 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 February 09, 2022.
Jim Stettner on February 09, 2022:

The organ was electrified in 1948 by Fred Meunier, and in 1976 relocated to the new church.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on February 09, 2022.

Database Manager on July 03, 2007:

Identified by James R. Stettner through information from the Estey Opus List, published in The Boston Organ Club newsletter, 1973-1979.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Notes on the Estey Organ: Open In New Tab Notes on the Estey Organ from Meunier and Morel Files.
We received the most recent update for this document from Rick Morel on February 08, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Console and facade: Photograph by Unknown, submitted by Rick Morel. Taken on 1908-01-01

Original Estey stenciled case pipe: Photograph by Rick Morel. Taken on 2004-04-23

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Vintage postcard, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. 1910's

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