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R. Wilson Ross

Originally Hook & Hastings (Opus 1428, 1889)

Location:

St. James Roman Catholic Church
Waverly St.
Waverly, NY US
Organ ID: 15473

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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 Scot Huntington on March 31, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 13 ranks. 2 divisions. 2 manuals. 13 stops. 13 registers.
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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 13
  • Registers: 13
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Scot Huntington on March 31, 2022:

This would have been a stock model Hook & Hastings, which was electrified and tonally altered at an as yet unknown date, apparently by Wilson Ross, (Elmira?) a local service technician early to mid-century. A typical H&H specification for an organ of this model size, was Gr 8.8.8.4.2; Sw. 8.8.8.8.4.8 and Ped. 16, unison couplers.

We received the most recent update for this note from Scot Huntington on March 31, 2022.

Database Manager on June 17, 2012:

Updated through online information from David Jackson. -- The facade looks like a standard Moller facade of the early 1900's so maybe Moller may have detached the console?

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

Database Manager on March 01, 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.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab stoplist taken from console June 16, 2012
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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