Pipe Organ Database

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Wm.B.D. Simmons (1869)

Location:

First Parish Unitarian
725 Main St.
Lancaster, MA 01523 US
Organ ID: 52885

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • 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: Slider
  • 15 ranks. 803 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 17 stops. 14 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear 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: 17
  • Registers: 14
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • 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: Trigger/hitch-down swell.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 04, 2014:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- 3-sectional case with 21 pipes en facade arranged: 7-7-7 in 3 Romanesque arches.

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

Database Manager on July 03, 2014:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by James R. Stettner, based on personal knowledge of the organ. --

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from Andover Organ Co. files; and the extant, altered organ
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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