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William W. Laws (1924)

Location:

First Baptist Church
Park st @ Common
Lynn, MA 01902 US
church sanctuary/auditorium
Organ ID: 47499

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP)
  • 38 ranks. 2,250 pipes. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 47 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: In center 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: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 47
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb 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 June 24, 2016:

Updated through online information from don belben.
Correction to information given earlier: We had originally been told that the Great Diapason 8' had been replaced with a larger scale rank ca 1950, but during the 200th anniversary of church in March 2016, we found the 1924 dedication booklet of "new" organ which clearly shows the existing Diapason rank in facade, so a replacement rk ca 1950 is incorrect

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

Database Manager on December 21, 2010:

Identified through on-line information from don belben. -- This instrument is a rebuild of an earlier tracker instrument. Ca. 1950 the console was moved from the right side nave floor to the chancel on right side. Also the Great "Principal" was evidently changed to a rather large scale Diapason rank, which now covers the large arch in front of the main pipe chamber. The divisions are Great, Swell, Choir, Pedal and Echo/Antiphonal (8 rks). This rear division, I am told, may have once been a separate, free-standing organ located in the balcony, with its own manual . (w/ tracker action)

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from the Curator
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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