E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings (Opus 937, 1879)

Location:

St. John's Roman Catholic Church
Peabody, MA US
Organ ID: 14861

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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 with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP)
  • 3 manuals. 26 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: In a floor-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: 3
  • Registers: 26
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from William G. on December 04, 2020.
Database Manager on August 25, 2005:

On-line update from Eric Anderson -- Electrified, case split down center and pushed against side walls by W.W. Laws ca.1925. 3 manual console installed, 3rd manual empty. Releathered/renovated by Lahaise c. 2000. Extant , used daily

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

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.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console January 18, 2013
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Kristyn Brophy. Taken on 2012-05-15

Pipe Facade: Photograph by Brendan J. Kenney. Taken on 2012-10-21

Sanctuary Interior, Balcony, and Organ Cases: Photograph by Brendan J. Kenney. Taken on 2012-10-21

Great Pipework: (L-R) 8' Trumpet, Mixture, 2' Fifteenth, 2 2/3' Twelfth, 4' Flute d' Amour, 4' Octave, 8' Melodia, 16' Bourdon, 8' Open Diapason: Photograph by Wayne Johnson. Taken on 2021-09-28

Swell Pipework: (L-R) 8' Oboe, 2' Flautino, 4' Violina, 4' Harmonic Flute, 8' Stopped Diapason, 8' Viola, 8' Diapason, 16' Bourdon: Photograph by Wayne Johnson. Taken on 2021-09-28

Exterior front: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon . Taken on 2022-05-01

Exterior from distance: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon . Taken on 2022-05-01

Nave from atop the organ case: Photograph by Pelland Organ Company, submitted by Andrew Scanlon. Taken approx. 2021

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