Hook & Hastings (Opus 1117, 1882)

Location:

St. Joseph's Roman Catholic
Center St.
Biddeford, ME US
Organ ID: 14397

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 20 ranks. 1,098 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 19 stops. 18 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 19
  • Registers: 18
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 26, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- This was a "Style 11" instrument. The 3-sectional facade contains 29 ornately stenciled pipes arranged: 7-[4-7-4]-7. The colors are varying shades of light and dark green with ornate banding and stenciling. The organ was electrified and enlarged on its original chests by James P. Bartholomay & Son of Dorchester, Massachusetts at an unknown time.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on January 04, 2006:

Updated through on-line information from Robert Faucher. -- Original H&H slider chests and most pipework incorporated as part of a larger instrument built by Faucher Organ Co.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on February 17, 2005:

Identified from company publications as edited and expanded in The Hook Opus List 1829-1935, ed. William T. Van Pelt (Organ Historical Society, 1991).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1988-03-24

Organ case: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1988-03-24

Facade detail: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1988-03-24

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