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Andrew T. Smith (2004)

Originally Wm. B.D. Simmons (1850 ca.)

Location:

St. John's Seminary
127 Lake Street
Boston (Brighton), MA 02135 US
Chapel
Organ ID: 70551

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Seminaries
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on March 27, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 7 ranks. 2 divisions. 1 manuals. 7 stops. 9 registers.
Manual (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Wm. B.D. Simmons
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on March 24, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Wm. B.D. Simmons
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on March 24, 2022.
Main:
  • Built by Wm. B.D. Simmons
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 7
  • Registers: 9
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 25
  • 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 vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Trigger/hitch-down swell.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on March 24, 2022.
Jim Stettner on March 22, 2022:

This entry represents the installation of an existing, relocated organ intended for temporary use. It was installed in 2004 when the 1946 replacement console for the original 1902 Hook & Hastings failed. The organ retained its hand-winding. G-compass organ.

It has been relocated to St. Paul Roman Catholic Church - Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. by the Andover Organ Co. in 2015.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on March 24, 2022.
Stoplist copied from detail photos of the stops: Open In New Tab Originally published 2022
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on March 28, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Temporary Simmons organ beneath the original 1902 Hook & Hastings case/facade.: Photograph from an archival source: PlexUSS - Seminary student website, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. Between 2004-2015

Organ case: Photograph from an archival source: PlexUSS - Seminary student website, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. 2004-2015

Builder's nameplate: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2022-03-12

Rebuilder's nameplate: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken on 2022-03-26

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