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Andover Organ Co. (2002)

Originally E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings ()

Location:

St. Joseph's R.C. Cathedral
50 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202 US
Organ ID: 48748

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 5 divisions. 4 manuals.
All:
  • 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: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 27, 2011:

Rebuild with new console of "Centennial Organ" of 1876, previously modified for installation here, changed again in the 1930s, and modified in 1976

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 Andover Organ Co's website
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

Console: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

Organ Case Detail: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

Original Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

Philadelphia Exhibition Plate: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

Rebuilder's Nameplate: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

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