Pipe Organ Database

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Wm. Johnson & Son (Opus 647, 1885)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
915 Court Street
Saginaw, MI US
Organ ID: 56314

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • 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
  • 26 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 24 stops.
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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 24
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 16, 2017:

Updated by Gregory H. Largent, naming this as the source of information: Church archives.
The organ no longer exists. When replaced by 1930 Möller Opus 5848 parts of the organ went to another church or were scrapped.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on August 13, 2015:

An original installation. Identified by John Igoe, using information found in Johnson Organs, 1844-1898: Wm. A Johnson, Johnson Organ Co., Johnson & Son: a documentary issued in honor the two hundredth anniversary of his birth, 1816-2016 / by Scot L. Huntington, Len Levasseur, Barbara Owen, Stephen L. Pinel, and Martin R. Walsh. Cranbury, New Jersey: The Princeton Academy of the Arts, Culture, and Society, 2015.. --

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From church's historical files.: Open In New Tab Original document from Gregory H. Largent. Originally published 2017-06-16
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Front of church with organ centered in chancel: Photo in church archieves, courtesy of Gregory Largent (ca. 1885).

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