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Hook & Hastings (Opus 1524, 1892)

Exhibited in the 2016 OHS convention

Location:

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
615 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 5339

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on October 14, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 21 ranks. 1,162 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 18 stops. 20 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: 18
  • Registers: 20
  • Position: Detached, reversed keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Jim Stettner on October 14, 2020:

Database Manager on October 16, 2017: "Messrs. Hook & Hastings, of Boston, have just completed an organ in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia. The instrument is built upon very large scales, containing ten stops in the great, eight in the swell, and two in the pedal, and has reversed action and is blown by a water-motor." The Organ, June 1892

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on October 14, 2020.

Database Manager on October 02, 2012:

Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- The Organ Clearing House website notes (2012-10-01) that there are 37 facade pipes console is 61" wide and 70" deep, pitch is A=435, wind pressure is 3.11", there is a new Ventus blower in a silencing cabinet (30" square), the original double rise bellows have been completely restored (1998) including hand pump and feeders, all manual key action completely renewed/restored (1998) with new leather nuts, bushing and fiber links, all pipework cleaned and restored (1998) with original cone and scroll tuning intact, tuning collars installed for mixture, all stoppers have been repacked, all wood pipes finishes have been resealed, keyboards have original ivory, pedalboard has been recovered, bench has added backrest, all windlines have been regasketed and resealed, original finish has been restored on casework, all framing and supports have been cleaned, sealed, and restored, slider windchests appear to have original tables, and pallet leather condition is unknown. Case dimensions are 21'-3" high to tallest facade pipe (top of swell box is 19'-6"), 17'-6" wide, and 9'-0" deep. Restored in 1998 by Guy Therien of Guilbault-Therien.

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

Database Manager on January 29, 2009:

Updated through online information from Scot Huntington. -- The organ is currently for sale.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1995

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Detached, reversed console. Unused. Damaged when ceiling collapsed in June 1995. Restored 1998 by Guilbault-Th?rien. Most pipework restored. Replicas made of unrepairable ones.

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 (Source: Organ Clearing House website, 2012-10-01)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2015-02-15

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2015-02-15

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