The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2651

Builder Identification

Boston, Massachusetts, 1855-1885; Kendal Green, Massachusetts, 1885-1916.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond. Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). -

    Born 1836 in Weston, Massachusetts; brother-in-law of Arthur L. Coburn; with E. & G. G. Hook of Boston, Massachusetts, 1855, draftsman; partner, 1865; firm renamed E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings, 1871; head of firm, 1881; relocated firm to Kendal Green, Massachusetts, 1885; firm renamed Hook & Hastings, 1881; died February 23, 1916 in Kendal Green, Massachusetts.

    Patent #133,531; 3 December 3, 1872; swell for pipe organ.
    with F. J. Flaherty:
    Patent #578,925; March 16, 1897; electropneumatic action.


    • The Diapason, April 1916, 1.

  • For further information on Frank Hastings and the Hook & Hastings firm, see the main entry at E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings.

Database Entries

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