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E. & G. G. Hook (1845)

Originally Wm. M. Goodrich (1831)

Location:

Second Congregational Meeting House Society, Unitarian
Orange St.
Nantucket, MA US
Organ ID: 29881

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • 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
  • 13 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 13 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-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
  • Registers: 13
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 17
  • 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 hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Trigger/hitch-down swell.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 21, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- In 1845, the organ was removed by the Hooks to their shop in Boston for repairs and to add a pedalboard and Sub Bass register. This would have been an open wood set of pipes. A 12-note chest and pipes were built and installed at the rear of the organ. That chest was retained and reworked in the 1893 rebuild by George Peirce. No other tonal or structural changes are known to have been made at the time of this work. Source: Bob Newton, Andover Organ Co.

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

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