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E. & G. G. Hook (1846)

Location:

South Parish Unitarian
Charlestown, NH 03603 US
Organ ID: 7091

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 9 ranks. 1 manuals. 10 stops.
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: 1
  • Stops: 10
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • 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.
  • 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 January 17, 2017:

Updated by Marilyn Polson, naming this as the source of information: Ed Boadway, October 2008 as part of the materials prepared for the October 2008 Vermont Chapter AGO Organ Tour..
There are no pedal pipes. The pedal is permanently coupled to the manual.
The free-standing pine case was fake-grained to imitate oak late in the 19th century, but was probably rosewood or walnut in 1846; the recessed keydesk, finished in walnut and mahogany veneer, has a hitchdown swell pedal that operates horizontal shades; the pedal keys are of the "toothpick" type; and the two wooden combination pedals are on the left.
The Open Diapason begins on GG and borrows 11 basses from the St. Diapason Bass; the Clarabella Treble is of open wood; the St. Diapason Treble has stopped wood basses through Tenor B and is then a metal chimney flute from Tenor C, with 5 open metal trebles; the Hautboy has no flue pipes.
The organ is the oldest known Hook instrument standing in its original location.

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 1990

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

No pedal pipes, permanently coupled. G-compass., 58 notes, GGG-f3, no G#.

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

Instrument Images:

Organ: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2008-08-25

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