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S. S. Hamill (1866)

Location:

Second Universalist Church
East Cambridge, MA US
Organ ID: 54633

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • 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
  • 14 ranks. 705 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 18 stops. 14 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 18
  • Registers: 14
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • 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: No combination action.
  • 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 August 10, 2015:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on April 16, 2015:

Updated through online information from Bynum Petty. -- The organ was built in 1866 by Samuel S. Hamill for his home church, Second Universalist Church in East Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1907, the church closed and the organ was moved to Hillside Universalist Church, Medford, Massachusetts. Years later the Medford church closed, and the organ was restored, enlarged, and moved to University Lutheran Church, East Lansing, Michigan, by Dana Hull. Source: Organ Handbook 1995, Lower Michigan, pp. 57-58.

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

Database Manager on April 09, 2015:

Organ relocated without any change. Identified by Bynum Petty, based on information learned from a conversation with Dana Hull.

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

Database Manager on March 29, 2015:

Second Universalist Church closed in 1907. Organ sold to Hillside Universalist Church in Medford, Mass.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Specification from OHS Convention Handbook, 1995
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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