Pipe Organ Database

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S. S. Hamill (1876)

Location:

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
7th and C streets
Marysville, CA 95901 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 1070

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on August 22, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • 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 June 25, 2019.
Main:
  • Built by S. S. Hamill
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • 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.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on August 22, 2021.
Database Manager on June 25, 2019:

Updated by Jim Lewis, naming this as the source of information: Marysville Daily Appeal December 24, 1876. According to the Marysville Daily Appeal newspaper of December 24, 1876, this organ was built by Samuel Hamill of Cambridge, Mass. It was one of his \"#5 Giant Organs\". It was not brought around the Horn, but conveniently shipped by railroad and installed by Shellard & McCraith of San Francisco.
It measured 11\'6\" wide, 19\' high and 7\' deep. 14 stops, 381 pipes and a compass of 61/27.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on June 26, 2019.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Shipped around the Horn and assembled by Schoenstein on arrival.

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

Instrument Images:

Organ Case and Keydesk: St. Joseph Church archives, courtesy of Jim Lewis (2002).

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