J. H. & C. S. Odell & Co. (Opus No. 324, 1894)


First Presbyterian Church
Main Street
Hornellsville [now Hornell], NY US
Organ ID: 67933

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Scot Huntington on March 28, 2023.

Technical Details:

  • 14 ranks. 781 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 13 stops. 19 registers.
  • Built by J. H. & C. S. Odell & Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 13
  • Registers: 19
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • 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: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Scot Huntington on April 03, 2021.
Scot Huntington on April 03, 2021:

According to the contract dated June 19, 1894, the organ cost $2,500 and was to be installed on or before October 15, 1894. The organ was powered by a water motor with a measured street pressure of 73 pounds. Signing on behalf of the church were D.D. Babcock, Chairman; W. H. Van Duser, Secretary; R. M. Tuttle, Treasurer. The specification page was a copy of the catalog page for Style 30. At the time of the organ's installation, the town was formerly known as Hornellsville, a major junction on the Erie-Lackawanna railroad and site of their locomotive works- the largest such building in the country. The church is now known as the United Presbyterian Church, with Aeolian-Skinner Op. 984, 1938, an original installation and an entirely new instrument which presumably replaced the Odell.

We received the most recent update for this note from Scot Huntington on April 03, 2021.
Contract: Open In New Tab Originally published 1894
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on March 25, 2023.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior; facade: Photograph from an archival source: Vintage postcard, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. 1909 Postmark

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