Hook & Hastings (Opus 1674, 1895)

Exhibited in the 2005 OHS convention(s)

Location:

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
14 St. Mary's Square
Taunton, MA 02780 US
Organ ID: 5463

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 Paul R. Marchesano on May 13, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 37 ranks. 2,225 pipes. 3 manuals. 39 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 39
  • Position: Detached, reversed keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • 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 flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Combination Action Name: SSOS
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard not meeting AGO standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from John Roper on December 15, 2020.
Database Manager on March 07, 2012:

Updated through online information from Andrew Januse. -- This instrument is the largest unaltered work of Hook & Hastings in New England. The organ is playable but it is dire need of a complete restoration.

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 1974

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console December 2011
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Rear Gallery and Organ Case: Photograph by Andrew Januse. Taken on 2012-03-05

Console: Photograph by Andrew Januse. Taken on 2012-03-05

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