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E. & G. G. Hook (Opus 476, 1869)

Location:

First M.E. Church / First United Presbyterian Church
Haverhill Street
Lawrence, MA 0184_ US
Organ ID: 6629

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • 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 November 05, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 15 ranks. 772 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 14 stops. 22 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on November 05, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 14
  • Registers: 22
  • 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 November 05, 2019.
Database Manager on November 05, 2019:

Updated through information from James R. Stettner. -- The following is from notes given to me by Robert J. Reich when I was an employee of the Andover Organ Co. in the 1990's. The building was First Methodist Episcopal Church at the time of the installation. It was also known as Haverhill Street Methodist. The organ was originally installed in the rear gallery, and was relocated to the front ca. 1880. The building was purchased by the Presbyterian congregation in 1912. The conversion of the Pedal action to tubular-pneumatic was reportedly ca. 1920-22. The expression shades had originally been hitch-down and were converted to balanced. The cost of the organ was $2,600.00.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 06, 2019.

Database Manager on March 04, 2010:

Updated through information from Susan Tattershall: -- The pedal action was converted to tubular-pneumatic and the swell shades modified ca. 1912. Renovations by Andover in 1960s included tonal changes, resulting in a new stoplist.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

This opus number on the Hook list for First Methodist Episcopal, Lawrence, MA. Altered.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 05, 2019.
Stoplist copied from Andover Organ Co. files and later verified against photos of the drawknobs: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on November 06, 2019.

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