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First Lutheran Church
Broadway St.
Lynn, Massachusetts 01904

OHS Database ID 24638.

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Status and Condition

The organ is no longer at this location, and is presumed destroyed, dispersed or relocated.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 17, 2013.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 4 divisions. 37 stops. 59 registers. 40 ranks. 2387 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from Wayne Johnson. (Database Manager. November 13, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Wayne Johnson. -- Organ installed by church members led by Sture Olson from 1959-1981 using about 30 ranks from the 1913 Frazee organ at the Harvard Club in Boston. Additional pipework came from the previous church building in Lynn which was a 2 manual Mason & Hamlin pipe organ. 4 ranks are from other sources. (Database Manager. November 14, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Wayne Johnson. (Database Manager. November 16, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from don belben. -- Organ installed by Sture Olson with nominal help from church members. Mr Olson was also an inventor, designing and building windchests, misc. tools, and a single-person tuning system, allowing all stops to be tuned from the chamber. This design he asked to be kept confidential. (Database Manager. August 19, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Samuel Nelson. -- I am an organist at Washington Street Baptist Church in Lynn. The organ at First Lutheran is no longer there and has been replaced with an electronic. (Database Manager. July 17, 2013)

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Photographs

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Console (with church organist, Carolyn Johnson, 1960's). First Lutheran Church; image courtesy of Wayne Johnson
Console. (1977) Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo
Left Drawknobs (Pedal/Swell). (1977) Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo
Right Drawknobs (Great/Choir/Solo). (1977) Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo
Pedal Pipework. (1977) Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo
Great Pipework (Open Diapason). (1977) Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo
Great/Pedal Pipework. (1977) Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo
Choir Pipework. (1977) Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo
Chimes/Pedal Bourdon. (1977) Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo
Chancel. (1977) Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo
Great Pipework. (1977) Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo
Console. Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo (1977)
Console. Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo (1977)
Pedal 16' Bourdon behind the Great Division. Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo (1977)
Great (L-R: 4' Clarion, IV Mixture, 2' Fifteenth, 2 2/3' Twelfth, 8' Erzahler Celeste, 4' Octave, 8' Erzahler, 8' Dulciana). Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo (1977)
Reisner Relay System in the Gallery Workshop. Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo (1977)
Top Octave of Pedal 8' Flute (Open Wood). Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo (1977)
Organ Gallery as seen from the console mirror. Photograph by Franc Simari/Vince Velardo (1977)

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from Wayne Johnson
    Lynn, Massachusetts
    First Lutheran Church
    
    Organ by Church Members, lead by Sutre Olson
    
            STOPLIST:        
    
    PEDAL 6 ranks, 204 pipes    
        32' Resultant (16' open)    
        16' Open Diapason 32 pipes     
        16' Bourdon 32 pipes (Mason & Hamlin)     
        16' Lieblich Gedeckt (Sw.)    
        16' Dulciana (Ch.)    
    10 2/3' Quint (16' Bourdon)    
         8' Octave 32 pipes    
         8' Flute 12 pipes (ext. 16' Open)    
         8' Gedeckt (Gt. 8' Doppel Flute)    
         8' Gamba (Sw.)    
         5 1/3' Quint (Gt. 8' Principal)    
         4' Octave    
         4' Flute (Gt. 8' Doppel Flute)    
         2' Block Flute (Gt. 8' Doppel Flute)    
        16' Trombone (Gt. 16'+8' Trumpet)    
         8' Tromba 32 pipes    
         4' Clarion 32 pipes    
            Chimes (Gt.)        
    
    CHOIR (enclosed)10 ranks, 610 pipes    
        16' Dulciana 61 pipes    
         8' Diapason 61 pipes    
         8' Concert Flute 61 pipes    
         8' Bourdon (wood) 61 pipes    
         8' Dulciana 61 pipes    
         8' Unda Maris (full compass) 61 pipes    
         4' Violina 61 pipes    
         4' Flute d' Amour (wood) 61 pipes    
         2' Piccolo 61 pipes    
         8' Clarinet 61 pipes    
            Tremulant    
            Choir 16'    
            Choir Unison Off    
            Choir 4'    
            2 blank knobs        
    
    GREAT 14 ranks, 842 pipes    
         8' Principal (Mason & Hamlin) 61 pipes    
         8' Doppel Flute (Mason & Hamlin) 61 pipes    
         8' Gamba (Sw.)    
         8' Dulciana (Mason & Hamlin) 61 pipes tuned as celeste    
         8' Erzahler (marked as Gemshorn) 49 pipes TC (E.M. Skinner)    
         8' Erzahler Celeste (marked Unda Maris) 49 pipes TC (E.M. Skinner)    
         4' Octave 61 pipes    
         4' Harmonic Flute (prep.)    
     2 2/3' Twelfth 61 pipes    
         2' Fifteenth 61 pipes    
            IV Mixture 244 pipes    
        16' Trumpet (ext. 8') 12 pipes    
         8' Trumpet 61 pipes     
         4' Clarion 61 pipes (independent rank)    
            Chimes (Deagan) 25 tubes    
            1 blank knob        
    
    SWELL (enclosed) 11 ranks, 731 pipes    
        16' Lieblich Gedeckt (wood) 73 pipes    
         8' Doppel Flute (Gt.)    
         8' Harmonic Flute (marked Rohrflute) 61 pipes TC (Mason & Hamlin)    
         8' Gamba (Mason & Hamlin) 61 pipes    
         8' Salicional 73 pipes    
         8' Voix Celeste 61 pipes TC    
         8' Aeoline 73 pipes    
         4' Principal 73 pipes    
         4' Traverse Flute (wood) 61 pipes (Hook & Hastings)    
         4' Harmonic Flute (prep.)    
     2 2/3' Nazard (prep.)    
         2' Block Flute (prep.)    
     1 3/5' Tierce (prep.)    
     1 1/3' Larigot (prep.)     
     1 1/7' Septieme (prep.)    
         1' Sifflute (prep.)    
         8' Cornopean (unenclosed) 73 pipes    
         8' Orchestral Oboe (Wurlitzer) 61 pipes    
         8' Horn 61 pipes (originally a 16' but those 12 pipes were lost)    
            Tremulant    
            Swell 16'    
            Swell Unison Off    
            Swell 4'    
            4 blank knobs        
    
    SOLO    
         8' Principal (Gt.)    
         8' Doppel Flute (Gt.)    
         8' Gamba (Sw.)    
         4' Harmonic Flute (Gt.)    
         8' State Trumpet (prep.)    
         8' Cornopean (Sw.)    
         8' Orchestral Oboe (Sw.)    
            Chimes (Gt.)    
            Harp (prep.)    
            Carillon English (electric, installed in church tower)
            Carillon Flemish (prep.)    
            Tremulant    
            Solo 16'    
            Solo Unison Off    
            Solo 4'    
            2 blank knobs        
    
    COUPLER RAIL (tilting tabs above manuals)    
    Great to Pedal 8'    
    Swell to Pedal 8'    
    Choir to Pedal 8'    
    Solo to Pedal 8'    
    Swell to Pedal 4'    
    Choir to Pedal 4'    
    Solo to Pedal 4'        
    Swell to Great 16'    
    Swell to Great 8'    
    Swell to Great 4'    
    Choir to Great 16'    
    Choir to Great 8'    
    Choir to Great 4'    
    Solo to Great 16'    
    Solo to Great 8'    
    Solo to Great 4'        
    Swell to Choir 16'    
    Swell to Choir 8'    
    Swell to Choir 4'        
    Choir to Swell 8'    
    Solo to Swell 8'        
    Great to Solo 8'    
    Swell to Solo 8'    
    Choir to Solo 8'        
    
    WIND PRESSURES (winded from 5HP Spencer blower)    
    Great Trumpet 4 1/2"    
    Great Doppel Flute 4 3/4"    
    Pedal 6 rank chest + Diapason 5 3/4"    
    Swell 3 1/2"    
    Great 8' Principal 3"    
    Swell Cornopean 4"    
    Choir 3 7/8"    
    Great 3 3/4"    
    Pedal 16' Bourdon 4 1/3"        
    
    COMBINATION ACTION    
    12 General pistons     
    12 General toe studs    
    6 additional General pistons    
    8 Great pistons    
    8 Swell pistons    
    6 Choir pistons    
    6 Solo pistons     
    6 Pedal pistons    
    6 Pedal towe studs    
    Full Organ reversible piston and toe stud    
    Full Pedal reversible piston and toe stud    
    Great to Pedal reversible piston and toe stud    
    Swell to Pedal reversible piston    
    Choir to Pedal reversible piston    
    Solo to Pedal reversible piston        
    Choir, Swell, Spare and Crescendo expression pedals        
    
    Console was rebuilt in 1973 by Williams Organ Company, at which time it was 
    converted to electric action. Relays were all-electric Reisner type.
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from Wayne Johnson Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.
  • Typed stoplist from Don Belben PDF document; -- will open in a new window or tab.