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Peter David O'Hearn (2013)

Originally Steer & Turner [J.W. Steer] (Opus 152, 1935)

Location:

St. Joseph's R.C. Church
65 Congress Street
Cohoes, NY 12047 US
Organ ID: 52135

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been altered 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: Direct electric
  • 36 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 35 stops. 40 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 35
  • Registers: 40
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 27, 2017:

Updated by Peter O'Hearn, who maintains the organ.
My name should not be listed as builder or rebuilder of this instrument. I had been maintaining it for several years before the church closed, but I believe it was Bill Tanner who installed the new console and put in the direct electric chests.The church officially closed in 2009, but a local couple purchased the building and have turned it into an event space. The organ still remains in the gallery. I had to replace the blower which went missing sometime between the church closing and the purchase of the building. It still gets occasionally used for weddings and such

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

Database Manager on November 13, 2013:

This entry describes alterations to an existing organ. Identified by Peter O'Hearn, based on personal knowledge of the organ. --

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

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