Pipe Organ Database

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E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings (Opus 635, 1872)

Location:

First Baptist Church
8 Lafayette Street
Wakefield, MA 01880 US
Organ ID: 6950

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ is no longer extant; destroyed.
  • 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
  • 20 ranks. 2 manuals. 18 stops. 19 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 18
  • Registers: 19
  • 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.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 26, 2018:

The church and organ were totally destroyed by fire October 23, 2018.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on June 19, 2007:

Updated through online information from Jeffrey H Smith. -- Magnificently maintained, completely un- "improved."

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

10/89 from stop list.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from John Bishop: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Swell Shoe: Photograph by Jeffrey H Smith. Taken on 2018-06-11

Facade Pipes: Photograph by Jeffrey H Smith. Taken on 2018-06-11

Keydesk: Photograph by Jeffrey H Smith. Taken on 2018-06-11

Builder Nameplate: Photograph by Jeffrey H Smith. Taken on 2018-06-11

Coupler & Combination Pedals: Photograph by Jeffrey H Smith. Taken on 2018-06-11

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