W.B.D. Simmons & Co. (1853)

Location:

First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist
824 Tremont Street
Duxbury, MA 02332 US
Organ ID: 37213

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on May 17, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 15 ranks. 664 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 15 stops. 17 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider 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:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 15
  • Registers: 17
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 17
  • 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 hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Trigger/hitch-down swell.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 16, 2008:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ is freestanding and encased in the rear gallery. The facade is 3-sectional with 17 pipes arranged: 5-7-5. The Swell registers are short-compass (39 pipes) with only a single, unexpressive 17-note 8' St. Diap. Bass. The Pedal 16' Sub Bass is 13 pipes. The pedalboard is 17-notes. The Swell expression is hitch-down and drawknobs are via drawknobs. The organ substantially revised by Andover in 1967 as their R-99. Source: extant, altered organ; Andover files.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
2005 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on May 17, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Nameplate: Photograph from an archival source: 2005 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2004-05-10

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