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Simmons & Willcox (1860ca.)

Location:

First Church, Congregational
Cambridge, MA 02138 US
Organ ID: 1802

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • 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
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider 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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Detached keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • 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.
  • 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 04, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Updated from details in a published booklet about the organ as rebuilt in Danville, Virginia.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Replaced an 1844 Thomas Appleton. Building and organ sold in 1872 to St. Paul's R. C. Organ relocated to St. Philip's R. C.Boston, MA c. 1905.

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

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