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Watersmith Pipe Organs (1992)

Originally Cole & Woodberry (Opus 100, 1894)

Location:

Marvin United Methodist Church
300 W. Erwin Street
Tyler, TX 75702 US
Chapel
Organ ID: 4879

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on January 18, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 12 ranks. 626 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 11 stops. 12 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Watersmith Pipe Organs
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 18, 2022.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Watersmith Pipe Organs
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 18, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Watersmith Pipe Organs
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 18, 2022.
Main:
  • Built by Cole & Woodberry
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 11
  • Registers: 12
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 29
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave straight pedalboard.
  • Has Coupler Reversible Foot Trundles
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on January 18, 2022.
Paul R. Marchesano on January 18, 2022:

Watersmith Pipe Organs, Inc., of Enfield, New Hampshire, rebuilt and enlarged the organ, which we packed and moved to Tyler in the summer of 1992. Our [The Organ Clearing House] crew members Christoph Wahl, Joshua Wood, and Alan Laufman assisted Robert Waters and Andrew Smith in the installation. Their rebuilding included extensive tonal changes with much new pipework, a new wind system, and a new Pedal division. They also recreated missing casework carvings and panels. -- from builder ad, 1993 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on January 18, 2022.

Database Manager on July 09, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Installed in a chamber on the front, left side of the room. Encased Great projects out from the wall. 3-sectional facade with 19 pipes arranged: 7-5-7. The Pedal Octaves 8' & 4' stop only plays an 8' pitch, so the 4' seems to be prepared. If/when added, the organ will be 13 ranks.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Cole & Woodberry (1894, Opus 100).

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on January 18, 2022.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1993.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuild of Cole & Woodberry Op. 100 (1894, 2-12) from chapel of St. Margaret's Convent, Episcopal, Louisburg Square, Boston, MA. Case designed by architect, Henry Vaughan. Restored Bozeman-Gibson 1979 as their Op. Y15. Organ moved here 1992 through OCH when the convent moved to Roxbury, MA. Rebuild by Watersmith Organs, includes tonal changes, new pipework, new wind system, new pedal division.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
1993 OHS Handbook, builder ad: Open In New Tab Originally published July 18, 1993
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on January 18, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Organ case in corner of room: Photograph from an archival source: 1993 OHS Handbook, builder ad, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1992

Chapel interior showing organ in front: Photograph by Andrea Handley, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2009-07-08

Organ case in front, left corner: Photograph by Andrea Handley, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2009-06-23

Organ case and keydesk: Photograph by Andrea Handley, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2009-06-23

Keydesk: Photograph by Andrea Handley, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2009-06-23

Pedalboard: Photograph by Andrea Handley, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2009-06-23

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