Pipe Organ Database

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Unknown Builder (1871)

Originally E. & G. G. Hook (Opus 48, 1842)
Exhibited in the 2015 OHS convention

Location:

First Parish Unitarian
Main St. & Parker Ave.
Northfield, MA 01360 US
Organ ID: 6635

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • 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
  • 13 ranks. 583 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 13 stops.
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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 13
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 13
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat 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 May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on September 17, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the moving and reinstallation without tonal or mechanical changes to the 1842 E. & G.G. Hook, Opus 48, from First Unitarian in Springfield, MA. to Northfield. The 5-sectional facade with 23 stencilled pipes arranged: 3-5-7-5-3. The pipes were originally gilded, and were likely stenciled when the organ was moved to this location. This is a GGG-compass organ, without the GGG#. Source: extant organ documented April, 1989.

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:

From Unitarian, Springfield, MA in 1871. In 1871 building.

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, 2015
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and Organ Case: Photograph (1978) by Jim Lewis.

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case: (2015) Photograph by Andrew Hagberg.

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