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Unknown Builder (Opus 991, 1950s)

Originally E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings (Opus 991, 1880)

Location:

First Congregational Church
2 East Central Street
Natick, MA 01760 US
Organ ID: 36975

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 21 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 25 stops. 27 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 25
  • Registers: 27
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection with pneumatic assists (i.e., Barker levers, etc.).
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Setterboard (remote or in console).
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb 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 September 09, 2016:

Updated through information from George R. Burke.
New console installed 2016.

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

Database Manager on December 01, 2015:

Updated through online information from John Igoe.

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

Database Manager on January 27, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from Joshua T. Lawton. -- Only a minor few updates for the moment: -Total stop number adjusted to 25; however, this does not include couplers. If they were included, count would be 38, including unison offs. -Chests are electro-pneumatic, further detail to be added in future. -Presence of combination action pistons and studs, also tutti and Gt/Ped toe studs noted; however, the toe studs are very unreliable, and the reversibles do not work at all. Problems with wiring and tubes in the console will be given priority in the next renovation.

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

Database Manager on October 24, 2008:

Identified through on-line information from Joshua T. Lawton. -- Rebuild of existing E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings organ.

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

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