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Berkshire Organ Co., Inc. (1980)

Originally A. B. Felgemaker Co. (Opus No. 696, 1899)

Location:

First United Presbyterian Church
13 West Broadway
Salem, NY 12488 US
Organ ID: 66279

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Scot Huntington on September 19, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • 11 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 11 stops. 15 registers.
Main:
  • Built by A. B. Felgemaker Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 11
  • Registers: 15
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Scot Huntington on September 19, 2020.
Scot Huntington on September 19, 2020:

This entry notes a renovation of this original A.B.Felgemaker installation. This intervention was restorative in nature, but I have not confirmed whether the organ was altered in any way during this work.

Originally hand-pumped, the organ received a blower at an unknown date. The facade-pipe stencilling is original and the case woodwork is black walnut. Prior to this renovation, the organ was heard during the 1967 OHS Capital District Convention.

We received the most recent update for this note from Scot Huntington on September 19, 2020.

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