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Andover Organ Co. (Opus R-216, 1978)

Originally E. & G. G. Hook (Opus 113, 1850)

Location:

Trinity Lutheran Church
183 Howe Avenue
Shelton, CT 06484 US
Organ ID: 32531

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 8 ranks. 1 manuals. 8 stops. 9 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Stops: 8
  • Registers: 9
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • 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.
Database Manager on March 04, 2015:

Updated through online information from Rian Grimmer. -- Facade pipes were removed in order to facilitate access for tuning, date unknown. The scope of the most recent restoration project by Andover Organ Company, to my knowledge, did not include tonal alteration. (R. Grimmer, March 1, 2015)

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

Database Manager on December 16, 2007:

Restoration/Renovation of rebuilt E. & G. G. Hook organ, originally in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Installed here by an unknown person or firm in 1924.

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

Database Manager on December 16, 2007:

Updated through online information from Stephen Rapp. -- I'm guessing that Andover basically did a restoration without alterations. I didn't observe any hand pumping levers, so they might have been removed. If there were front pipes, they have been removed. The swell shades are exposed and painted a metallic gold color. In good condition.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console, March 1, 2015
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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