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Schlicker Organ Co. (1964)

Originally Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.) (Opus 196, 1889)

Location:

Church of the Messiah, Episcopal
22 Church St.
Woods Hole, MA 02543 US
Organ ID: 28852

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican 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
  • 19 ranks. 997 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 17 stops. 16 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 17
  • Registers: 16
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • 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: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 22, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- This was a major rebuild and tonal renovation of the church's existing 1889 Geo. S. Hutchings, Opus 196. According to the 1966 OHS Handbook, the origin pipe fence facade was altered to overhang the keydesk, and now contains the treble of the Pedal Principal unit. While much of the original action, chests, and console remain - the retained pipework was completely revoiced. The Great no longer has an 8' Diapason voice - being based upon an 8' Rohrfloete. The Pedal action was electrified.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist and comments from The Eleventh Annual National Convention of the Organ Historical Society, Incorporated: Cape Cod and N
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Keydesk: Photograph by Haskell. Taken on 2008-06-15

Facade: Photograph by Haskell. Taken on 2008-06-15

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