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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 2447, 1958)

Location:

Canada Paint & Varnish Company
Toronto, ON CA
Auditorium
Organ ID: 66333

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Factory or commercial business, not retail
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on September 30, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 43 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 38 stops. 45 registers.
Great, Swell, Choir and Pedal:
We received the most recent update for this division from Jeff Scofield on October 01, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 38
  • Registers: 45
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on October 01, 2020.
Jeff Scofield on October 01, 2020:

Installed in the auditorium at Canada Paint & Varnish Company in Toronto in 1958; the organ was meant ‘’to be broadcast at least once a week under the sponsorship of Canada Paint & Varnish Company as Rupert Edwards wants to promote the sale of his products.;’ because the Great was too loud and heavy sounding all the stops were replaced with smaller scales, the pressure of the division was lowered to achieve a lighter tone. Also the Swell 4’ Flute and 4’ Geigen were replaced with smaller scales stops; the organ was moved to First United Church, Port Credit, in Mississauga in 1971; merged with Christ United Church, Mississauga, to become Christ First United Church using both campuses. [With thanks to Michel Jacques, Casavant Customer Service Associate, for providing background correspondence]

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on October 01, 2020.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on September 30, 2020.

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