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Unknown Builder (1930s?)

Originally George Jardine & Son (Opus 1061, 1892)

Location:

Larksville United Methodist
Larksville, PA 18704 US
Organ ID: 4943

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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 needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 2 manuals. 16 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 16
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Pedal Compass: 28
  • 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.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 28, 2011:

Updated through online information from Robert Dare. -- I had opportunity to visit this organ, still used every Sunday. Swell has ciphers and is unused. The tracker action is still original, only the air turbine is "new." I tuned the piano my father played all during his youth for services. My grandfather graduated from Wyoming Seminary, where this instrument was originally installed, in nearby Wilkes Barre. I doubt the congregation will update the instrument. The walkboard between chambers is very narrow. The Swell is under expression. It was an extreme pleasure to hear what my grandfather heard, a full bodied organ with only one chamber used. (and to tune "dad's old upright, circa 1895.) I actually matched the pitch to the organ (A-439), which shows the over engineering craftsmanship of US builders of that day. Hard to beat.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From Wyoming Seminary (Nelson Chapel), Kingston, PA.

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

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