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William W. Laws (1927)

Originally E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings (Opus 727, 187)

Location:

First Baptist Church
110 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116 US
Organ ID: 41059

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 56 ranks. 3 manuals. 47 stops. 49 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: 3
  • Stops: 47
  • Registers: 49
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • 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 March 13, 2014:

Updated through online information from Stefan Weist. -- Condition found in 2006: Tuba 16-8-4 and Echo stoptabs prepared for in console, but pipes not existant. Considerable contamination in pipework due to plaster and dust from ceiling. Bombarde in Pedal silent due to heavy damage.

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

Database Manager on May 30, 2009:

{Manager's Note: -- See Mr. Smith's note on the name change for the building in the linked entry for Brattle Square Society.]

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

Database Manager on May 28, 2009:

Identified through online information from Jeffrey H. Smith. -- Mechanical changes to existing E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings organ, with no tonal changes. Trackers and original console replaced with electrified action

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from Boston Organ Club Newsletter (January 1966): Open In New Tab typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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