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Roche Organ Co. (1963)

Originally S. S. Hamill (1887)
Exhibited in the 2005 OHS convention

Location:

First Congregational Church
6 Plympton Street
Middleboro, MA 02346 US
Organ ID: 36625

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on May 03, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 13 ranks. 747 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 13 stops. 15 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 13
  • Registers: 15
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • 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.
Paul R. Marchesano on May 03, 2022:

Updated by James MacDonald III, who has heard or played the organ. In addition James MacDonald III gave this as a source of information: I am a member of this church and also past Church Historian.

A renovation was completed in 2009 by Lemieux & Associates Pipe Organ Company, Ltd. http://www.pipeorganspecialist.com/renovation.php It was first played after the renovation on March 8, 2009 with an official dedication concert in October 2009. Current organist is Mrs. Elizabeth Riley, contact church at (508) 947-1881. I do not know technical aspects to be able to update but did update what I do know.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on May 03, 2022.

Database Manager on September 13, 2008:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was a project of tonal changes to the existing S.S. Hamill organ. The Swell 2-2/3' Nasat breaks back to 4' pitch at d#3. Source: documented Sept. 29, 1988.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
2005 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on May 03, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Organ in gallery: Photograph from an archival source: 2005 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2004-05-10

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