Noack (Opus 52, 1971)

Originally Schlicker Organ Co.

Location:

Maple Street Congregational Church
90 Maple St.
Danvers, MA 01923 US
Organ ID: 7609

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Andrew Scanlon on September 17, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Direct electric, Information unknown or not applicable
  • 40 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 21, 2022.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 21, 2022.

Positiv:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 21, 2022.

Pedal:
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 21, 2022.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Setterboard (remote or in console).
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on September 21, 2022.
Andrew Scanlon on September 17, 2022:

This instrument is a Noack expansion and improvement of a Schlicker organ. There are two different types of electric action used, as either the GR or the POS manual has a different attack.

The organ has not been updated since the 1971 rebuild. Setter boards (in drawers on each side of the console) can set a limited number of pistons. The organ blower is operated on a timer switch which is meant to prevent the organ from accidentally being left on and causing a fire.

We received the most recent update for this note from Andrew Scanlon on September 17, 2022.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1996

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

[Great from Schlicker organ preceeding? I think this is what Noack's note says.] Listed in BOC 98:2 as a rebuild.

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

Instrument Images:

Chancel showing the facade and pipe chamber at left and console at right: Photograph by Church website, submitted by Andrew Scanlon. Taken approx. 2022

Chancel with exposed pipes and console: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2018-06-03

Keyboards & stoprail from the right: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2017-12-17

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Vintage postcard, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. 1940's

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