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Tellers-Kent Organ Co. (Opus 231, 1922)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
38 North Buffalo Street
Springville, NY 14141 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 69736

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • 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 Jim Stettner on November 26, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP), EP unit
  • 12 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 12 stops. 12 registers.
Great:
  • 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 Tellers-Kent Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on November 26, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • 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 Tellers-Kent Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on November 26, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Tellers-Kent Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on November 26, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Tellers-Kent Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 12
  • Registers: 12
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on November 26, 2021.
Jim Stettner on November 26, 2021:

This entry represents the installation of a new organ which incorporates pipework from the church's previous organ which was damaged by fire.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on November 26, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ case in front: Photograph by Eric Miller. Taken on 2014-12-20

Original tubular-pneumatic keying action: Photograph from an archival source: Still capture from Organ Media Foundation video (Brent Johnson), submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-11-02

Signature of organ installer W.A. Sommerhof giving date as April 1922.: Photograph from an archival source: Still capture from Organ Media Foundation video (Brent Johnson), submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-11-02

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