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William W. Laws (1949)

Originally Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.) (Opus 159, 1886)

Location:

Christ Episcopal Church
25 Central Street
Andover, MA 01810 US
Organ ID: 32703

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 38 ranks. 2,452 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 53 stops. 34 registers.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 53
  • Registers: 34
  • 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: 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 Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 17, 2008:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Electrification and enlargement of the church's existing 2/27, 1886 Geo. S. Hutchings, Opus 159. Same location for pipes. New Laws console. Addition of a Choir division and other registers. Tonal revision by Fritz Noack in 1964.

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

Instrument Images:

Retained Laws Console (at time of Noack rebuild): Archival source not identified by contributor: James R. Stettner. Taken on 1989-03-25

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