OHS Database ID 6437.
The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2013-10-29.
Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.
Two manuals. 3 divisions. 28 stops. 22 registers. 23 ranks. 1180 pipes. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 25 notes.
The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.
Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Trigger/hitch-down swell. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.
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|Rear gallery and organ. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2009-06-29|
Pipe organs in Massachusetts sponsored by Mssrs. Czelusniak et Dugal.
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First (Old South) Presbyterian Church, Newburyport, Mass. E. & G.G. Hook, Boston, Mass., Op. 396, 1866 (Stoplist from OCH Web site, June 1997) Great 16' Bourdon Treble 16' Bourdon Bass 8' Open Diapason 8' Keraulophon Treble 8' Keraulophon Bass 8' Viol da Gamba (TC) 8' Melodia (TC) 8' Stopped Diapason Bass 4' Octave 4' Flute Harmonique 2 2/3' Twelfth 2' Fifteenth II Mixture 8' Trumpet Treble 8' Trumpet Bass 8' Krum Horn (TC) Pedal 16' Double Open Diapason 16' Double Stopped Diapason Pedal Check Two "thunder Pedals" Swell 8' Open Diapason 8' Aeolina (TC) 8' Stopped Diapason Treble 8' Stopped Diapason Bass 4' Violina 4' Flauto Traverso 2' Piccolo 8' Oboe (TC) 8' Bassoon(bass) 8' Clarinet (TC) Tremulant Couplers Swell to Great Great to Pedale Swell to Pedale Two unlabeled pedals (Gr. piano and forte) Ratchet Swell pedal with built-in release mechanical action This organ, dedicated in October 1866, is the third for this building. The organ, which is intact and original, was carefully restored by the Andover Organ Co. in 1974, under the supervision of Robert Newton. It is still cone tuned, and is tuned a bit sharp. An unusual feature are the two "thunder pedals" at the left of the Pedal board. They operate two extra pipes (A# and B below low C) of the Double Open Diapason 16'.