Henry Erben (1852)

Exhibited in the 1991 OHS convention(s)

Location:

Holy Evangelists Episcopal Chapel
Potomac & Dillon Streets
Baltimore, MD 21224 US
Organ ID: 3214

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been removed from this location and currently in storage.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on November 03, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 9 ranks. 424 pipes. 1 manuals. 9 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider 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: 1
  • Stops: 9
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • 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 hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Trigger/hitch-down swell.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on November 03, 2021:

"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

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on November 03, 2021.

Database Manager on February 19, 2008:

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.

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

Database Manager on November 21, 2005:

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.

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

Database Manager on November 20, 2005:

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.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1991.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From Church of Our Savior, Broadway & McElderry Street. Here since at least 1913.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Taken from shop notes and 1991 OHS Convention booklet: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on November 03, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ facade: Photograph by Tim Drewes. Taken on 1991-07-09

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