Cleveland Herman Fisher (1962)

Originally Henry Erben (1851)
Exhibited in the 1964 OHS convention(s)

Location:

Immanuel Presbyterian Church
1125 Savile Lane
McLean, VA 22101 US
Organ ID: 715

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on October 31, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 4 ranks. 190 pipes. 1 manuals. 5 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: 1
  • Stops: 5
  • 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 October 31, 2022:

The organ's early history has not been uncovered. In 1946 it was removed from the Presbyterian Church, Leesburg, Va., and put in storage. The Old Presbyterian Meeting House, Alexandria, Va., upon recommendation of Barbara J. Owen, bought it in 1956 for $500 from Lewis & Hitchcock, Inc., Washington. In 1962 Cleveland Fisher move it from the Meeting House's Flouder House to its present location. At that time, in addition to replacing the flute with a fifteenth, the principal was brightened; also, the swell-shade panel with its hold-down pedal was left off, as well as two foot levers, of which one drew both 4' stops and the other canceled them. Since that time members of the church have refinished the case. Heresay at Leesburg states that it came there from Trinity Episcopal Church, Shepherdstown, W. Va., but parishioners at this latter church confound it with legends of the "Port Royal" organ, now in the Smithsonian Institution.

M arks found on the organ : Low CC, principal pipe : Eider's No. 2 Tenor F, flute pipe : John E. Ayres / 1851 Tenor F, open diapason pipe : 1 851 / G. W. Osler / 2m Scale ( with a 3 scratched over the 2) . Tenor F, dulciana pipe : Organ No. 1 / 3d Scale Half, wood-dummy case pipe left of center : E F - - - - Sept 24 - 1861 Center case pipe : A Linden 1853 Inside, right upper panel, addressed : C. W. Andrews / Kerneysville (This would be Kearneysville, W. Va.) Shipping tag, underside of case top, addressed:]. L. Lupton / Point Rocks, Md. -- 1964 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on October 31, 2022.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Henry Erben (1851).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From Old Presbyterian Meeting House, Alexandria, VA in 1962. Moved here and altered by Cleveland Fisher. Moved before 1993 to Ira B. Faidley residence, McLean, VA. [James Baird in 1969 was to place a 2-7 Hook & Hastings here, in addition to the Erben. Did this ever happen? (BOC 45:8)]

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

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