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Wm. Johnson & Son (Opus 696, 1888)

Location:

St. John's Episcopal Church
Dunkirk, NY US
Organ ID: 56349

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican 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
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • 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.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 09, 2016:

Updated through online information from Scot Huntington.
When I was organist at this church in 1976, an old-time sexton remembered the Johnson as a chambered installation opening off the right side of the shallow chancel. This chambered room has long been walled off.

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

Database Manager on October 26, 2016:

Updated through online information from Scot Huntington.
Several ranks were incorporated by Holtkamp into the new 1939 instrument, and the remainder of the Johnson is presumed dispersed or discarded.

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

Database Manager on August 14, 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.

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