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Hall & Labagh (1855ca.)

Location:

Little Fork Episcopal Church
Culpepper Co.
Rixeyville, VA 22737 US
Organ ID: 625

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • 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
  • 5 ranks. 1 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 13, 2013:

Updated through online information from steven bartley. -- Restorative repairs, including the fabrication of a new double rise reservoir and feeders for hand pumping 1998.
I believe this instrument was built by Thomas Hall or Erben. The table on the wind chest is mahogany and showed no signs of cracks or defects. The sliding keyboard is the same as the Hall organ at Vasser College. A crude scab chest had been added at the rear of the chest to hold a 4' flute. This was retained, but repaired to be less crude. The instrument once contained a swell box, but that is gone, also traces of a second treadle, possibly for a tremolo. The case shows traces of both a foot operated feeder and a hand pumped feeder and wind tell-tale. I re-utilized the Hand pump mechanism and provided a blower. The case is pine and had traces of faux oak graining. A large hole was cut in lower side of the case, for a wind pipe from a blower. The facade pipes are half wood dummies. Most of the pipes appear to be original or period. Lack of funds prevented them to be restored to cone tuning, sleeves had been applied some time ago and were retained. The keyboard follows the design of Samuel Green, where it slides in to the keydesk to allow the locking front panel to hide the keydesk.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From C. Fisher residence, Manassas, VA; via storage in Culpeper, VA. Signed by James Kerfoot. [Could this have later gone to a residence in High Point, NC?] [GNelson shows this organ at St. Stephen's Episcopal in Culpepper, VA.]

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

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