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Andover Organ Co. (Opus R-84, 1965)

Originally Hook & Hastings (Opus 1355, 1887)

Location:

First Baptist Church
1400 John Fitch Highway
Fitchburg, MA 01420 US
Organ ID: 9362

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • 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: Slider
  • 22 ranks. 1,202 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 21 stops. 19 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: 19
  • 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 September 07, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the removal from the old church, mechanical restoration, tonal changes, and reinstallation in the new edifice of the existing 1887 Hook & Hastings. The facade pipes we repainted one flat color - hiding the original stencilling. The Great had one tonal change, but the Swell was extensively revised tonally. The Pedal remained unaltered. Sources: Andover files; extant organ documented April 1988.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Hook & Hastings (1887, Opus1355).

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 1995

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Hook & Hastings moved to new building and rebuilt.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the keydesk April, 1988
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Keydesk: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2006-06-20

Gallery and organ: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2006-06-20

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