Pipe Organ Database

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Unknown Builder (1932)

Originally Edward Lye & Sons (1932)

Location:

Bolton United Church
8 Nancy St.
Bolton, ON L7E 1C7 CA
Organ ID: 63574

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Church of Canada
  • The organ is unaltered 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 December 18, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 2 manuals.
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 December 18, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.
Database Manager on December 04, 2018:

Updated by James R. Stettner, who gave this as the source of the information: Submitting info from my original entry which was not retained..

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on December 01, 2018:

This entry describes a new home for an organ that was relocated without either tonal or mechanical changes.
Identified by James R. Stettner, listing conversations with this person as the source of the information: Andrew M. Dunn, Music Dir..
In an email from Music Dir. Andrew M. Dunn to me on November 30, 2018, he states, "The organ was built by Edward Lye & Sons in, we believe, 1932, making it one of the last produced before they restructured as The Lye Organ Company in 1933. We also know it was not originally built to be installed in Bolton United Church, but was first installed elsewhere (we're not sure where) and then moved and modified to fit the space in our Sanctuary. It has not subsequently been modified or expanded; to do so would require major changes to the existing space as there is barely enough room around the instrument to squeeze in behind for maintenance . The organ is a two-manual (Great and Swell) tracker with pedalboard, and also has a two-octave set of electrically-actuated tubular chimes set in the middle range of the Great . The organ has a complete set of couplers for Great to Swell, Pedal to Great and Pedal to Swell."

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Instrument Images:

Organ case: Photograph by Bolton United Church Facebook page, submitted by Andrew Henderson. Taken approx. 2012

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