"This magnificent Organ, having been put up during the past week, was used in the services of the Church yesterday. It is a beautiful and fine toned instrument and cannot fail, we think, to give satisfaction to the congregation who have purchased it. . . . The organ is contained in a splendid gothic case of black walnut...the organ, although it is by no means a large instrument, possesses considerable power; indeed, for its size, it possesses extraordinary power. A coupling movement for the Great Organ and Swell, which goes as low as C below Fiddle G, gives great power to the instrument and enriches the Great Organ exceedingly, when used full or in part. The pedals down to 16' C, are very good, speaking almost immediately, and being equal throughout. The Reed Stops are admirable; we must particularize the exceeding beauty and delicacy of the Hautboy in the Swell, and of the rough, full, and truly characteristic quality of the trumpet in the same department, showing great improvement in a few years in these particular stops. The Flute is in the Great Organ, and is very mellow, soft and delicate. It can be used as a solo stop with more convenience and better effect than if it were in the Swell. Organ builders should bear this in mind, and never put the Flute Stop in any other than the Great Organ or Choir. To the Diapasons generally we must award unqualified praise; they are exceedingly heavy and rich. The Pedals may be coupled either with the Great Organ or Choir." -- 1994 OHS Handbook, quoting the New Haven Daily Herald, 28 July 1845
Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock.
Identified through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- The "American Musical Directory," Thomas Hutchinson, New York, 1861 reports "Size of organ--2 banks keys, 28 stops, 2 octaves pedals. Built by H. Erben, of New York, in 1845."