Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.) (Opus 159, 1886)


Christ Episcopal Church
Central Street
Andover, MA US
Organ ID: 32702

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • 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
  • 27 ranks. 1,585 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 25 stops. 23 registers.
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 25
  • Registers: 23
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Toe 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 January 17, 2008:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ was installed in a right-side chamber at the sanctuary level...where the stairs ascend to the chancel. The facade was a diatonic "A" with 29 pipes. The organ had Sw. Piano & Forte foot lever combinations, as well as Great Piano, Mezzo, and Forte combinations. The Swell Tremolo was via hitch-down. The Great to Pedal had a reversible foot lever in addition to the drawknob, and the Swell to Great 4' was via reversible foot lever only. The organ was electrified and greatly enlarged from 27 to 38 ranks by William W. Laws in 1949 with the addition of a Choir division and other registers.

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

Instrument Images:

Extant Hutchings Facade: Archival source not identified by contributor: James R. Stettner. Taken on 1989-05-25

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