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Rostron Kershaw (1964)

Originally E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings (Opus 712, 1873)

Location:

St. John the Baptist R.C. Church
44 School Street
Quincy, MA 02169 US
Organ ID: 14871

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is playable, but not in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from John Roper on January 22, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 30 registers.
Great:
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery at the rear of the room.
  • Built by E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on January 22, 2021.

Swell:
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery at the rear of the room.
  • Built by E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on January 22, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery at the rear of the room.
  • Built by E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on January 22, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Rostron Kershaw
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Registers: 30
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Combination Action Name: SSOS
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from John Roper on January 22, 2021.
Database Manager on February 28, 2005:

Identified from company publications as edited and expanded in The Hook Opus List 1829-1935, ed. William T. Van Pelt (Organ Historical Society, 1991).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from John Roper on January 22, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ facade and console in balcony: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-01-10

Room: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-01-10

Console and facade: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-01-10

Console: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-01-10

Great chest: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-01-10

Pedal ranks: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-01-10

Restorer's nameplate: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-01-10

Pedal stop tabs: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-01-10

Swell stop tabs: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-01-10

Great stop tabs: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-01-10

Pedalboard and expression pedals: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-01-10

Memory select and crescendo indicator: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-01-10

Power switch and transposer: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-01-10

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