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Welte-Whalon Organ Co. (1962)

Originally Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.) (Opus 1640, 1908)

Location:

The Pomfret School
398 Pomfret Street
Pomfret, CT 06259 US
Clark Memorial Chapel
Organ ID: 67392

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: High Schools, Preparatory Schools, and Academies
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on January 24, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
ALL:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on January 24, 2022.
Paul R. Marchesano on January 24, 2022:

The Pomfret School Chapel Organ was originally built by George S. Hutchings Organ Company of Boston (opus 1640). Extensive modifications were made in 1962 by the Portsmouth, Rhode Island firm of Welte-Whalon. Further improvements in 1987 included a new three-manual draw-knob console designed and built by the Austin Organ Company of Hartford, Connecticut and extensions of two reed ranks. Messrs. Czelusniak et Dugal, Inc. maintains the instrument and did additional tonal work. Two electronic 32-foot stops were added by the Walker Technical Company of Zionsville, Pennsylvania. In honor of Pomfret School’s Centennial Year, a Festival Trumpet was added in 1993. This stop, modeled after the Harrison festival trumpet at All Saints’ Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, was built by David Broome at The Austin Organ Company. -- from Czelusniak et Dugal, Inc. website

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on January 24, 2022.

Jim Stettner on January 17, 2021:

Identified from The Pomfret School Wikipedia listing and the Messrs. Czelusniak et Dugal, Inc. website.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on January 17, 2021.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on January 24, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Organ facade: Photograph from an archival source: Czelusniak et Dugal website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano.

Chancel and facade: Photograph from an archival source: Czelusniak et Dugal, Inc. website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano.

Console from overhead: Photograph from an archival source: Czelusniak et Dugal, Inc. website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano.

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