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William W. Laws

Originally Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.) (Opus 197, 1889)

Location:

First Church of Christ, Scientist
286 High St.
Newburyport, MA 01950 US
Organ ID: 7719

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Christ, Scientist
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 15 ranks. 898 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 15 stops. 20 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
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Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 15
  • Registers: 20
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Blind action not moving stop controls.
  • 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 Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 15, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the removal, electrification, and reinstallation of the 1889 Geo. S. Hutchings, Op. 197, from First Congregational Church in Southington, Connecticut. The Swell 8' Voix Celeste and 8' Vox Humana appear to have been added by Laws. The Swell & Pedal 1-5 and Great & Pedal 1-5 pistons are blind and pre-set. Source: extant organ documented February 24, 1989.

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Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Geo. S. Hutchings. (1889, Opus 197).

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Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1996

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Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Moved from Congregational Church, Southington, Connecticut, by W. W. Laws and electrified.

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

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