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A. B. Felgemaker Co. (Opus 606, 1895)

Exhibited in the 2018 OHS convention

Location:

United Methodist Church
130 Genesee St.
Avon, NY 14414 US
Organ ID: 6899

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on June 24, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 16 ranks. 2 manuals. 16 stops. 18 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on June 24, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 16
  • Registers: 18
  • 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.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on June 24, 2018.
Database Manager on June 24, 2018:

In 1895, Avon UMC received its instrument as a gift from Mrs. Alva Carpenter, who paid $2,400 for the A. B. Felgemaker tracker organ, Opus 606, from Erie, Pennsylvania. The organ was dedicated on August 22, 1895, with a concert by Herve D. Wilkins, a respected local concert organist and a founder of the American Guild of Organists. In the early 1900s, the organ's blower was converted to electric, and some years later, the organ was moved from its original front and center position to the front right side. During a church renovation in the 1950s, a wall was built that completely enclosed the organ except for the keyboard. The wall was removed and the casing restored in July 1995 as part of a complete restoration, regulation, and cleaning of the organ carried out by the Lauren A. Peckham & Sons Pipe Organ Service. Peckham and Sons also replaced old leather, refinished the pedalboard, repaired pipes that were damaged by a poorly executed attempt to raise the pitch of the instrument, releathered the double-rise reservoir, and repaired the old blower. A rededication concert was given on August 20, 1995 - almost one hundred years later to the day of its 1895 dedication concert. --Margaret-Mary Owens

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on March 16, 2016:

Updated through online information from Nancy Sullivan.
The pipe stenciling renovation that was mentioned earlier has unfortunately not taken place due to financial reasons. This organ is tuned on a regular yearly basis and is in excellent condition. It is used on a regular basis.

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

Database Manager on March 24, 2009:

Updated through online information from Nancy Sullivan.

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 1966.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Nancy Sullivan and OHS 2018 Convention Handbook: Open In New Tab Digital scan of a published document, courtesy of Linda Rosebrough.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

console drawing by Nancy Sullivan: Open In New Tab Typed Specification
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and Organ Case: Photograph by Nancy Sullivan. Taken on 2012-03-03

Chancel and Organ Case: Photograph by Nancy Sullivan. Taken on 2010-12-18

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