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E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings (Opus 646, 1872)

Exhibited in the 1978 OHS convention(s)

Location:

St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church
280 Main Street
Woburn, MA 01801 US
Upper Church
Organ ID: 6962

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on August 06, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 23 ranks. 1,241 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 21 stops. 20 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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 21
  • Registers: 20
  • 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: 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 August 06, 2011:

Updated through online information from Kevin Durkin.

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

Database Manager on July 06, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- 3-sectional Gothic walnut case front with 23 facade pipes arranged: 7-9-7. Case has since been painted grey. Original hitch-down Swell mechanism at the right has since been replaced by a central, balanced shoe. Swell over Great. Pedal 16' Open Diapason at the rear. Pedal 16' Bourdon and 8' V'cello on diatonic slider chests at each side. Beginning composition of Great IV Mixture: 19-22-26-29. It breaks back at every c. Swell 8' Cornopean is harmonic.

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

Database Manager on September 05, 2005:

On-line update from Eric Anderson -- In daily use as of august, 2005

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
1978 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab Originally published 1978
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on August 06, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Front view of organ case: Photograph from an archival source: 1978 OHS Handbook, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1978

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