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William W. Laws

Location:

St. Luke Catholic Church
132 Lexington St.
Belmont, MA 02478 US
Organ ID: 71147

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from John Roper on June 07, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 17 ranks. 1,092 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 14 stops. 20 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery at the rear of the room.
  • Built by William W. Laws
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on June 07, 2022.

Swell:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery at the rear of the room.
  • Built by William W. Laws
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on June 07, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery at the rear of the room.
  • Built by William W. Laws
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on June 07, 2022.
Gallery:
  • Built by William W. Laws
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 14
  • Registers: 20
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from John Roper on June 07, 2022.
Taken from console and inspection of pipework: Open In New Tab Originally published 6/5/22
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from John Roper on June 07, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Organ in gallery: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2022-06-05

Room: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2022-06-05

Console: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2022-06-05

Pedalboard: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2022-06-05

Builder's nameplate: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2022-06-05

Great and Pedal pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2022-06-05

Swell pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2022-06-05

Great stops: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2022-06-05

Swell stops: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2022-06-05

Pedal stops: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2022-06-05

Unison Off tabs: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2022-06-05

Interior of windchest: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2022-06-05

Exterior side of regulator: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2022-06-05

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