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E. & G. G. Hook (Opus 104, 1850)

Exhibited in the 1992 OHS convention(s)

Location:

Buckfield Community Church
76 Turner Street
Buckfield, ME 04220 US
Organ ID: 4923

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on September 15, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 11 ranks. 458 pipes. 1 manuals. 11 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Stops: 11
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on September 15, 2022:

The present frame church, built al a cost of about $5,000, was dedicated 13 January 1874; in the words of Ethel Purkis, "a large organ was purchased and moved Into the new church." That may have been a reed organ. In 1892, the "present pipe organ was Installed through the work of a few Interested people ... Soon after this organ was installed, Miss Josie Shaw look lessons on it and became the regular organist of the Church, holding this position for over 50 years."

The organ, listed by the Hooks as a "1-10", was built for the Baptist Church in Waterville, Maine; the Rev. M. Champlin signed the contract. The Waterville church subsequently bought a two-manual L. C. Harrison, Op. 1330, 1892, and the old organ became available for the Buckfield Church, which purchased it for $100.

The Flute 4' is a common metal Chimney Flute. The Dulciana Cornet III is 12-15-17. The Sub Bafs 16' plays on the pedal only when the Pedal Coupler is drawn; similarly, the Pedal Coupler Is activated only when it and the Sub Baſs 16' knobs are drawn. The Trumpet 8' pipes are recent replacements of the originals. -- 1992 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on September 15, 2022.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1992

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From Baptist, Waterville, ME [1-10s] in 1892 for $100. Baptist Church reorganized as Community Church in 1958. 1874 building.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ in alcove: Photograph from an archival source: 1992 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1991

Keydesk and pedalboard: Photograph from an archival source: 1992 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1991

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