W. K. Adams & Son, 1883

OHS Database ID 3671.

St. Joseph R. C.
North Main St.
Fall River Massachusetts 0272_


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The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.

The organ is playable, but not in usable condition.

We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2014-01-01.

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Organ gallery. Photograph by Jim Cook 2005-07-14
Console. Photograph by Matthew Dion 2013-05-25

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The organ in is the center of a gallery at the rear of room, with exposed pipes or case front visible. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 25 stops. 25 ranks. 1391 pipes.

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. No combination action. Concave straight pedalboard.


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  • OHS 2005 Southeastern Massachusetts Convention Booklet
    Fall River, MA
    Saint Joseph's Church 
    W.K. Adams and Son, 1883
    (Unenclosed, Man I CC-a3
    8' Open Diapason 58
    8' Floete Bass [CC-BB] 12
    8' Dopple Floete [t.C] [sic] 46
    8' Keralophone [t.C] 46
    4' Octave 58
    4' Flute Bass [CC-BB] 12
    4' Flute Treble [t.C] 46
    2 2/3' Quinte 58 
    2' Fifteenth 58
    1 3/5' Tierce 58
    2 rks Mixture 116  
    2 rks Scharff 116 
    8' Cornopean [CC-BB] 12
    8' Trumpet 46 
    Great Organ Separation [windshest ventil; mechanism removed)
    (Enclosed Man II CC-a3)
    16' Gedeckt [CC-BB] 12 
    16' Lieblich Gedackt [t.C.] 46
    8' Violin Diapason 58 
    8' Stopped Diapason Bass [CC-BB] 12
    8' Stopped Diapason Treble [t.C.] 46
    8' Dulciana [t.C.] 46
    8' Dulciana [t.C.] 46
    4' Octave 58
    4' Traverse Floete [sic] 58
    4' Violina 58 
    2 2/3' Quint 58
    2' Super Octave 58
    8' Bassoon [CC-BB] 12
    8' Oboe [t.C.] 46
    (Unenclosed CC-d1)
    16' Double Open Diapason 27
    16' Bourdon 27
    8' Violoncello 27
    Great and Swell
    Great and Pedal
    Swell and Pedal 
    Pedal Movements:
    Great Forte
    Great Piano
    Balanced Swell Pedal 
     [Received from Matthew Dion 2014-06-30.]