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William Stevens (1870ca.)

Location:

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
Newfields, NH 03856 US
Organ ID: 502

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 1 manuals. 8 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Stops: 8
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • 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 May 10, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from Charles L. Nazarian. -- Sacred Heart's building has been converted into a private residence. The owner did not want the organ, and I am in the process of moving it to my residence for reassembly as a house organ. I first viewed and played the organ in September, 2006 with Barbara Owen, David & Nina Bergeron. It was in poor playing condition with evidence of mice living in the pedal Subbass 16', but aside from a missing Oboe rank it appeared that all the pipework was mostly intact. The original front pipes were gone, replaced by a very poor set of zinc pipes from a later period. The original casework was entirely gone. The organ had been previously "hacked" — removing the bellows to a basement, cutting the key-tails to bury the console, a mismatched set of non-original case-parts had been assembled around the chassis, wood pipes were racked to each other with sheetrock screws, etc. Upon disassembly I discovered that squirrels had made a nest in the center of the single-manual chest's pipe-work, eating away many upper lips of wood and metal pipes! Otherwise, the chest and other action parts appear to be in reasonably good condition. When I figure out how I may reassemble the organ, building a new case, etc., for my music room I will update the listing with more detail.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

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

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