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Gress-Miles Organ Co. (1967)

Location:

Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY US
Chapel
Organ ID: 49401

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • 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: Direct electric
  • 106 ranks. 5,710 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 99 stops. 66 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric 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: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 99
  • Registers: 66
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled 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 Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 12, 2012:

Updated through online information from Russell Meyer. -- The case previously housed an organ built by Geo. Hutchings in 1904.

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

Database Manager on March 08, 2012:

Identified through online information from Russell Meyer. -- The organ retains the hand-carved case designed by Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge, architects of the building, dating from 1904. The facade pipes were all new in 1967. No other parts of the previous organ were retained. The firm of Foley & Baker replaced the relay system in 2004 with a computerized system.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from Gress-Miles brochure and Diapason May 1966 issue
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Facade and Console: Photograph from THE DIAPASON, October 1967.

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