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Frazee Organ Co. (1960s)

Originally Hook & Hastings (Opus 2461, 1923)

Location:

St. Casimir R.C. Church
214 Ames Street
Brockton, MA US
Organ ID: 19362

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • 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: Direct electric
  • 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: In floor-level chambers 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
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Key Action: Electrical 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: Setterboard (remote or in console).
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 10, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from David Poile. -- St. Casimir Catholic Church was sold by July 2009 to the Greater Generations Tabernacle of Hyde Park. At this time it is not known what occurred with the organ.

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

Database Manager on April 30, 2008:

From Dick Pelland, via Laurence Libin: Church is closing, and the organ may be lost.

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

Database Manager on January 01, 2008:

Updated through online information from Joseph Piche. -- I was the person who worked with the pastor in acquiring this organ from Mr. Yaffee who bought the old Brockton Theater. The instrument was in remarkable condition except for the winded console. A new console was purchased and I helped the Frazee Co. move and install the organ. It came complete with all kinds of theater gadgets which were not used. Due to budget restrictions, few total [ED: tonal?] changes were allowed.

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

Database Manager on August 25, 2005:

The original builder was Hook & Hastings. Op. 2461, 1923.

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

Database Manager on August 25, 2005:

On-line update from Eric Anderson -- This organ was relocateed to St. Casimir Church in Brockton by Frazee in the 1960s with minor tonal changes. Organ was restored by Richard Pelland in 1995, and returned to its original specification. Chests were converted to direct electic action. Organ is playing and in fine condition. Thought to be last playing Hook and Hastings theatre organ.

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

Instrument Images:

Nave, Balcony, Organ Cases, and Pipe Display: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2004-05-10

Balcony, Organ Cases, and Console: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2004-05-10

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