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S. S. Hamill (1986ca.)

Originally S. S. Hamill (1870ca.)

Location:

Residence: David Hagberg
34 Rugg Road
Sterling, MA 04763 US
The Organ Room
Organ ID: 2326

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 7 ranks. 2 divisions. 1 manuals. 7 stops. 7 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 7
  • Registers: 7
  • 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: No combination action.
  • 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 March 17, 2016:

Updated through online information from Andrew Hagberg.

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

Database Manager on November 29, 2015:

Updated through online information from John Igoe. -- A November 2015 entry on Ebay shows this instrument for sale for $3,000.

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

Database Manager on February 28, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from David Hagberg. -- The Hamill from Oakland, Maine listed as "destroyed" is in fact alive and in use at my home in Sterling, Mass. I bought it from Ed Opgenorth of Templeton, MA ca. 1986. The instrument does not have all its original pipework. The pedal was enlarged to 27 notes, using half-length 16' wooden pipes from a Möller theatre organ. The manual oboe is from the dismantled George Reed from Emmanuel Lutheran in Worcester. The dulciana was replaced with a rank of unknown provenance labelled "Spec Gamba."

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1996.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From Baptist, Oakland, ME; via Opgenorth barn,Templeton, MA . Purchased by Hagberg in 1986.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ facade: Photograph by Andrew Hagberg. Taken on 2012-12-10

Organ Case and Keydesk: Photograph by Andrew Hagberg. Taken on 2015-01-24

Keydesk and Pedalboard: Photograph by Andrew Hagberg. Taken on 2015-01-24

Keydesk: Photograph by Andrew Hagberg. Taken on 2015-01-24

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