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Bates & Culley (1907)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
Ocean City, NJ 08226 US
Organ ID: 66547

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is known from a single historic document only; presumed no longer extant, and may never have existed.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on November 02, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 15 ranks. 902 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 16 stops. 31 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Bates & Culley
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on November 02, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by Bates & Culley
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 16
  • Registers: 31
  • 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 flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on November 02, 2020.
Paul R. Marchesano on November 02, 2020:

From the dedication article: "The organ occupies a corner position in front fo the Auditorium, directly in the rear of the choir and pulpit." "The Case is made of chestnut wood of appropriate design surmounted by well-grouped display pipes, harmoniously decorated in pure gold leaf and blended colors."

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on November 02, 2020.

Paul R. Marchesano on November 02, 2020:

Known from a descriptive article of the July 12, 1907 dedication concert, played by Dr. J. M. E. Ward of Philadelphia. The article gives a detailed specification of the organ. "The installation of this magnificent organ was made possible by a generous donation from Andrew Carnegie, L.L.D."

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on November 02, 2020.
From a contemporary report: Open In New Tab Originally published July 18, 1907
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on November 02, 2020.
Grand Organ Recital Drew Pleased Audience: Open In New Tab Description of the dedication concert with complete organ specification.
Document created on 1907-07-18
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on November 02, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ case and sanctuary: Photograph from an archival source: a vintage postcard, submitted by William Dunklin. Taken approx. 1910

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