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Andover Organ Co. (Opus R-229, 1982)

Originally E. & G. G. Hook (Opus 254, 1859)

Location:

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
143 Lincoln Street
North Easton, MA 02356 US
Organ ID: 5997

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ is unaltered 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
  • 33 ranks. 1,713 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 32 stops. 30 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: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 32
  • Registers: 30
  • 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: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 17, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Originally the organ had no casework or facade. Those were added when the organ was moved ca. 1896-98 by Geo. S. Hutchings. The Great to Pedal coupler is on a reversible foot lever that is not original. The Swell to Pedal coupler took the place of the original Great to Pedal drawknob. The organ was removed from its second home in 1979 by the Andover Organ Co. and placed in storage pending finding a home in another Boston-area church. It was removed from storage in Jan. 1982 with restoration and installation continuing through November. The front of the swellbox was fitted with a larger set of expression louvers to replace the originals which were not enlarged when the Swell was expanded to full-compass in 1870 by the original builder in its original home. The organ was dedicated in its new (3rd) home on November 21, 1982 by Stephen E. Long. Sources: extant organ documented May 1988; Andover Organ Co. files, dedication program notes by Robert C. Newton.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was E & G. G. Hook (1859, Opus254).

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 1996

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Relocated from All Saints Lutheran, Boston, MA. Restored by Andover.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Andover Organ Co. 1982
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ gallery: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2005-07-13

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