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Richard Craig Hamar (2011)

Originally Gilbert & Butler (1895)

Location:

Bristol Baptist Church / Bridge Community Church
43 School Street
Bristol, CT 06010 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 50323

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on October 24, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 8 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 8 stops. 8 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on September 23, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 8
  • Registers: 8
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Balanced tracker.
  • 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, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on September 23, 2019.
Database Manager on September 23, 2019:

Updated by William L Degan, who has heard or played the organ. The 1970 Allen Organ has been removed. The music in worship is largely contemporary now, using piano and other praise team instrumentation.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 24, 2019.

Database Manager on February 06, 2014:

Altered and relocated existing organ. Identified by Chris Davenport, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- Organ located in chancel area on right-hand side. Also in the church is a 1970s electronic.

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

Database Manager on August 29, 2012:

Updated through online information from William Degan.

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

Database Manager on August 23, 2012:

Identified through online information from William Degan. -- This organ was originally in a Methodist church in Uxbridge, MA and put in storage by Richard Hamar in 2006. Bristol Baptist Church is its second home. Richard restored the organ including the original hand pumping mechanism, but he also added an electric blower.

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 console July, 2015
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on October 24, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case and Keydesk: Photograph by William Degan. Taken on 2015-06-18

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