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Wm. A. Johnson (Opus 345, 1871)

Location:

First Baptist Church
224 Main St.
Penn Yan, NY 14527 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 29104

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist 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 March 26, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 18 ranks. 1,234 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Wm. A. Johnson
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on March 26, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a floor-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Wm. A. Johnson
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on March 26, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a floor-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Wm. A. Johnson
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on March 26, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Wm. A. Johnson
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • 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.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on March 26, 2021.
Database Manager on September 27, 2007:

Identified from The Johnson Organs by John Van Varck Ellsworth. The organ was originally installed at the back of the auditorium. In 1904, it was relocated to the front and remained unaltered until 1931.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on March 26, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Archival image on the parish website; used with permission, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1871

Organ as originally installed at the back of the auditorium: Photograph from an archival source: Parish website; used with permission, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1880's

Organ after it move to the front in 1904.: Photograph from an archival source: Vintage Postcard, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. Postmarked 1905

Organ after its move to the front in 1904: Photograph from an archival source: Vintage photo from the church website; used with permission, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1904

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