Pipe Organ Database

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Wm. Hill & Sons and Norman & Beard Ltd. (1959)

Originally W.B.D. Simmons & Co. (1864)

Location:

Community Church / Universalist
137 S. Main St.
Stowe, VT 05672 US
Organ ID: 8963

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 20 ranks. 1,036 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 18 stops. 17 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 18
  • Registers: 17
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 19, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Pedal compass increased to 30 notes. Pedal electrified. Tonal changes.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was W. B. D. Simmons (1864).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuild. Pedal was electrified. The Great Trumpet and the Swell Oboe were both discarded. A new Trumpet was added to the Swell. Mixtures were installed on both the Great and Swell. Some repairs by Watersmith c. 1997. Rebuilt by Andover Organs c. 2000.

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

Instrument Images:

Organ case in rear gallery: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1988-10-23

Keydesk: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1988-10-23

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