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William W. Laws (1940ca.)

Originally E. & G. G. Hook (Opus 475, 1869)

Location:

St. Joseph's R.C. Cathedral
145 Lowell Street
Manchester, NH 03104 US
Organ ID: 15153

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
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)
  • 2 manuals. 26 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery at the rear of the room.
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Registers: 26
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 24, 2016:

Organ relocated from center of balcony to left side. Very little tonal changes. (Information current from 1990.)

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

Database Manager on February 28, 2005:

Updated through online information from Ron Yeater.
Information from personal observation while employed by Geo. Bozeman: Rebuild and electrification by Wm. Laws (1930s-40s?) of the original E. & G.G. Hook mechanical-action organ, with an Austin-style console.

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

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