OHS Database ID 5946.
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Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.
Two manuals. 14 ranks.
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|Chancel and Organ Case. Photograph by Jack E. Boucher; image courtesy of the Library of Congress 1969-10-01|
|Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case. Unidentified Photographer; image courtesy of the Library of Congress 1900-01-01|
|Church Exterior. Photograph by M. Alan Lish 2012-05-29|
|Sanctuary Interior and Organ Case. Photograph by M. Alan Lish 2012-05-29|
|Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case. Photograph by M. Alan Lish 2012-05-29|
Pipe organs in Massachusetts sponsored by Mssrs. Czelusniak et Dugal.
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Nantucket, Massachusetts Centre Street Methodist Church Thomas Appleton, 1831 E. & G.G. Hook, Opus 241, 1858 - Removal, Enlargement to 2-Manuals, Moving, Reinstallation on Nantucket. GREAT (GGG, AAA-f3)  Op. Diapason Treble (tg) 35  Op. Diapason Bass 19 1-4 from St. Diapason Bass.  Viol d'Amour (tg) 35  Dulciana (tg) 35  St. Diapason Treble (tg) 35  St. Diapason Bass 23  Principal 58  Flute 58  Twelfth 58  Fifteenth 58 SWELL TREBLE (Expressive; Tenor F-f3)  Open Diapason (tf) 37  St. Diapason (tf) 37  Viol di Gamba (tf) 37  Principal (tf) 37  Hautboy (tf) 37 SWELL BASS (Unexpressive; GGG, AAA-E)  St. Diapason Bass 21 PEDAL (GGGG, AAAA-CC; 17 notes)  Sub Bass 13 Open wood. COUPLERS (Drawknob) Swell to Pedal  Great to Pedal  Swell to Great  FOOT LEVERS (Unlabeled; l - r) Gr. Op. Diap. Bass (rev) Gr. Upper Chorus Cancel (s-a) Removes Principal, Twelfth, and Fifteenth. PEDAL MOVEMENTS Swell Expression (h-d) ACTION: Mech. key & stop VOICES: 14 STOPS: 17 RANKS: 14 PIPES: 633 NOTES The organ was originally a I-manual Appleton built for an unidentified church believed to have been in Boston. The Hook brothers removed the organ from its original home; removed the swell box from the organ; added a short-compass Swell, moved the original Hautboy from the origi- nal chest and put it on the new Swell; replaced the Hautboy with the Viol d'Amour, built a swellbox for the new Swell, and installed the organ in the rear gallery of the church. In 1893, it was moved to the front of the church behind the pulpit platform where it has remained. The organ has been slowly and lovingly restored by Bob Newton of the Andover Organ Co. over several decades. One of the worst problems was damage from powder post beetles - finally eradicated. Poorly executed tonal changes by others were reversed. In recent years, the facade pipes were reguilded with new goldleaf. [Received on line from James R. Stettner June 29, 2009.]