Unknown Builder (Opus 57, 1918-1919)

Originally Geo. H. Ryder
Exhibited in the 1963, 1992 OHS convention(s)

Location:

United Church of Monmouth
778 Main Street
Monmouth, ME 04259 US
Organ ID: 6839

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unity Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on November 15, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 15 ranks. 847 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 17 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 17
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on September 29, 2022:

It seems likely that there was no pipe organ in the building prior to Installation of the present Instrument, which was built originally for the First Baptist Church of Augusta, Maine, and moved to Monmouth in 1918 or 1919. "In 1974, Mrs. Elsie Howard left a large sum of money to the United Church, as an organ fund in memory of Elsie and Howard Howland. It Is planned that the Interest on this money be used for the maintenance of the Ryder tracker organ."

Notes 1-12 of the Dulciana 8' are of stopped wood, as are the basses of the Keraulophon 8'. The basses of the Violin Diapason 8' are unenclosed and full-length. The Oboe [TC) 8' and Bassoon 8' pipes are of recent manufacture. The Uni. Flute 8' in the Pedal Is of open wood, and shares a 2-stop slider chest with the Sub Bass 16 '. The original double-rise reservoir was replaced some years ago with a smaller regulator. -- 1992 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on September 29, 2022.

Database Manager on April 23, 2012:

Updated through online information from Connor Annable.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1992

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Relocated from 1st Baptist, Augusta, ME c. 1918 (given as 1924 in 1963). Altered by Ray Douglas 1967. Historic Organ Recital 18 Aug 1986. Restored by Wallace 1993. Tonally unchanged. Supply house regulators (installed 1970's) replaced in 1994 with a reservoir from an SS. Hamill organ

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ in alcove: Photograph from an archival source: 1992 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1991

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