The organ was 9-ranks total, with 6 under expression and 3 unenclosed.
Unexpressive: Diapason 1, Diapason 2, Doppel Flute, Double-valved Bourdon/Gedeckt (ext. Doppel Flute and Stopped Diapason), & harp Expressive: Violin Diapason, Stopped Diapason, Salicional, Aeoline, Cornopean, Oboe, and chimes.
All ranks start on AAA, including the Pedal Bourdon/Gedeckt, which starts on AAAA in the 32' octave.We received the most recent update for this note from Gordon Slater on October 26, 2020.
The two unexpressive diapasons were large of scale and made of thick, unspotted pipe metal, complete with linen casting marks. The facade was dummy (no languid), zinc, gold-coloured, diapason-type pipes.
The Tremulant was connected to the enclosed, 6-rank chest but it shook the 3 unenclosed ranks as well because there was only one reservoir for the whole instrument.
Percussion: harp (unexpressive), chimes (expressive). The chime tubes were all of the same diameter, so they clearly were not Deagan Class A.
The original, A-F 33-note pedalboard was standing, disused, in the chamber during my tenure. The half of the chamber not occupied by the organ was used as storage for Christmas decorations.
Single-pole electromagnets were used throughout, hence the polarity reverser on the reservoir. These magnets were of low DC resistance, so the bronze-on-bronze key contacts and relay contacts had many dead notes (arc-suppressing diodes had not been invented when the organ was built). The blower was next to the coal bin. Fortunately, by the time I worked at the church (1969-72), the heating had been converted to natural gas.
I worked for the builder's son, C. F. David Legge (Legge Organ Co. Ltd.) 1970-77. David told me: 1) His father used A-A 73-note manuals and the A-F pedalboard because that's what a piano had. 2) David replaced the A-F pedalboard with an AGO standard one. 3) David replaced the generator with a transformer power supply and a selenium rectifier. 4) The church ran out of money while the organ was being built, hence the many shortcuts.We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on October 26, 2020.
The organ occupied only half of the large chamber. The 1200-seat Sanctuary with its 3-second reverberation made the economical organ sound acceptable. I was Organist and Choir Director from 1969 to 1972.
The Sanctuary was sold off ca. 1980 and made into condominiums. I don't know what became of the organ.We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on October 26, 2020.
73–note manuals A-A. This AGO pedalboard is not original. Gordon Slater, Organist & Choirmaster 1969–1972: Photograph by James B. Slater, submitted by Gordon Slater. Taken approx. 1970