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William W. Laws (1930 ca.)

Location:

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
290 North Street
Salem, MA 01970 US
Organ ID: 19552

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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 unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on October 01, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 21 ranks. 1,293 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 26 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman 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:
  • Built by William F. Laws
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Registers: 26
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard not meeting AGO standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on October 01, 2021.

Main (Replacement):
  • Built by W. W. Kimball Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • 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: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on October 01, 2021.
Jim Stettner on October 01, 2021:

In 2013, the 1927 W.W. Kimball Co. console originally built in 1927 for the Circle Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. and moved (entire organ) to St. Paul's Episcopal in Malden in 1954 - was relocated here to St. Thomas the Apostle to replace the original 1930's William F. Laws console.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on October 01, 2021.

Database Manager on October 19, 2005:

Identified through online information from William Catanesye.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Taken from console 9/28/21: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Wayne Johnson on September 29, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Kimball console from St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Malden, MA. : Photograph by Wayne Johnson. Taken on 2021-09-28

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