Hook & Hastings (Opus 1067, 1882)

Location:

First Baptist Church
5 Magazine St.
Cambridge, MA US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 14636

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on June 15, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 27 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on June 14, 2022.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on June 14, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on June 14, 2022.
Main:
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Registers: 27
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • 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.
  • Has Combination Action Foot Trundles
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on June 14, 2022.
Database Manager on February 28, 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:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Picryl, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1950's

Architects drawing: Photograph from an archival source: Picryl, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1881

Organ detail from architects drawing: Photograph from an archival source: Picryl, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1881

Church interior: Photograph from an archival source: Picryl, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. Date Unknown

Organ case [cropped from larger image]: Photograph from an archival source: Picryl, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. Date Unknown

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