Appleton organ

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Material Information

Title:
Appleton organ
Physical Description:
15p. : elevations, perspectives, plans, sections.
Language:
English
Creator:
Klingberg, Barbara A.
Publisher:
College of Architecure, University of Florida
Preservation Institute: Nantucket
Place of Publication:
Nantucket, MA
Publication Date:

Notes

General Note:
AFA HP document 938

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the source institution.
System ID:
AA00004110:00001

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From a postcard da ed 1911, this photograph shows the side

panels that were on the organ from 1893 until the organ was

electrified in 1935. Tie organ blower stood behind the north panel

(accessed through .the curtained doorway), and pumped the bellows

when signalled by the organist.

The gingerbread re ortedly was made by Charles Robinson.

The matched and beaded iding was incorporated into the paneled

rail built in 1949 around the choir.

The history and complete description of the organ may be

read in an article in Historic Nantucket, April 1963, written by

Barbara Owen.







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The main case of the organ is in very good condition although tt'

are some areas of bubbled varnish and a few scratches. One egg of t1

egg and dart moulding of the south portion has been knocked off.

Marks on the side of the case indicate the locations of the curtain

rods and the side panels visible in the 1911 postcard.

There is,however, i serious problem of powder post beetles in the.

side wings. The beetles are very active in the soft plywood of these

wings that are a recent addition to the case. Although th13cabinet

is still clear, the insects are infeeting some of the wood pipes and

mechanisms inside the case. Having little knowledge of the workings

of the organ, I hesitate to recommend the replacement of the inflicted

portions of the inside, although this might be necessary to present

the spread of the beetles. I do suggest that the side wings be

removed, as this would not affect the authenticity of the instrument,

and the entire instrument fumigated. In any case, a reputable

exterminator should be consulted soon.






















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