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Josiah Leavitt (1786)

Location:

Residence: Leavitt
Sterling, MA US
Organ ID: 50406

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • 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
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Portable instrument, fully movable.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: No pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 26, 2012:

Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock.

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

Database Manager on September 15, 2012:

Identified through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- Ochse, 1975, reports "Josiah Leavitt (1744-1804) was a practicing physician in Sterling, Massachusetts, when he built his first organ in 1786. Leavitt had had an interest in organ construction since he was a young man, and it is said that he frequented the workshop of Thomas Johnston. At the age of forty-two, he decided to build a small organ of four stops. He was assisted by a young man from Templeton, Massachussetts, Eli Bruce."

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

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