"S. Hamill, NYC, 1853" is Inscribed on the Dulciana 8'. The date "1852" Is on another set. Both the Dulciana 8' and the Open Diapason 8' pipes are marked "2nd Scale." Notes 13-24 of the Stop'd Diapason Treble 8' are of slopped wood with bored stoppers; notes 25-56 are common metal chimney flutes, as are notes l-43 of the Flute 4'. The Hautboy 8' Is a replacement set, provided by R. J. Brunner & Co. from a three-manual J. H. & C. S. Odell organ, Op. 192, 1893, removed from St. Leo's R. C. Church In New York City and broken up for parts. -- from 1991 OHS Handbook
Updated through online information from David M Storey. -- The instument was sold to Jack Nelson of Nelson Woodworking in 601 West Main Road. Little Compton, Rhode Island in 2006.
Updated through online information from David M Storey. -- Several sets of pipes are labelled with the date 1852. Others have the date 1853. They all are signed by Samuel Hammel and indicate NYC. During this period we know Hammel was an employee of Henry Erben. Because the actual construction of the organ is not quite as elegant as the work from Erbens NYC factory, it is believed that this organ was built in Erbens Baltimore branch workshop and the pipes shipped from New York. This leads us to dispute the long standing practice of referring to this as a Jardine organ.
Updated through online information from David M Storey. -- Church of the Holy Evangelists was closed in 1995. The organ was purchased from the Diocese of Maryland by David Storey and has been in storage since. All parts are extant.
Status Note: There 1991.
From Church of Our Savior, Broadway & McElderry Street. Here since at least 1913.