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Restoring oldest American-built organ in state

Scot Huntington has spent the last year restoring an 1823 organ - the oldest one in regular use in the state - for the Trinity Episcopal Church in the Milton section of Litchfield.

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Scot Huntington solders a wind conductor from the 1823 Thomas Hall pipe organ in his shop in the former Stonington Velvet Mill Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Huntington, who has been restoring organs in the area for nearly 40 years, has spent a year working on the historic organ from the Trinity Episcopal Church in the Milton section of Litchfield.

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Scot Huntington, top, and his apprentice Josh Ziemski install one of the bass pipes on the 1823 Thomas Hall pipe organ in his shop in the former Stonington Velvet Mill Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.

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Scot Huntington checks the fit of a wind conductor from the 1823 Thomas Hall pipe organ in his shop in the former Stonington Velvet Mill Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.

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A box of wood organ pipes awaits installation as Scot Huntington works on the 1823 Thomas Hall pipe organ in his shop in the former Stonington Velvet Mill Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.

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Scot Huntington solders a wind conductor from the 1823 Thomas Hall pipe organ in his shop in the former Stonington Velvet Mill Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.

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