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Williams Organ Co. (1972)

Originally Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.) (1914)

Location:

St Paul's Episcopal Church
12 Washington st.
Peabody, MA 01960 US
sanctuary/chancel
Organ ID: 47552

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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 good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 9 ranks. 520 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 15 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit 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: 15
  • 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: Tilting/rocking tablets 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 Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb 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.
St. Paul's church closed in 2012, and merged with a church in Danvers, MA. The building was sold to the City of Peabody in late 2015. They are intending to renovate the building to be used as a museum, and also to retain the organ. D. Belben , former curator.

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

Database Manager on April 14, 2014:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on January 12, 2011:

Updated through on-line information from don belben.

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

Database Manager on January 11, 2011:

Updated through on-line information from don belben. -- At some point before 1972 the Williams Co. moved to Greenland, NH as indicated on the console plaque.

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

Database Manager on January 08, 2011:

Identified through on-line information from don belben. -- The organ is a rebuild of the 1914 Hutchings 8 rank instrument, with a new console from a supply house. The Maas-Rowe chimes were retained. About the same time as the rebuild by Williams, another firm repitched the Sw Aeolne 8 to be a Prestant 2'. They also moved the Sw. Violina 4 to the Great, and loudened it to become a Principal 4', now giving the Great 2 ranks (and 3 borrows). In 2004-5 the Bishop Organ Co. installed a Cornopean 8' on the Swell using pipes from a former Frazee organ in Amesbury, MA and a unit wind chest from Aeolian Skinner. These pipes are quite appropriate as are marked with the initials of Fred White, who also voiced E Skinner reed ranks. Ca. 2003 a rebuilt reservoir was added to the Great to help with wind pressure problems, as the entire organ previously had only one reservoir.

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 console/pipe chamber Nov. 2011
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console, 2005.: Photograph by Wayne Johnson.

Great pipework, 2005.: Photograph by Wayne Johnson.

Swell Pipework, 2005.: Photograph by Wayne Johnson.

Relay, 2005.: Photograph by Wayne Johnson.

Swell Reservoir, 2005.: Photograph by Wayne Johnson.

Swell Tremolo, 2005.: Photograph by Wayne Johnson.

Swell Cornopean basses, 2005.: Photograph by Wayne Johnson.

Swell Cornopean, 2005.: Photograph by Wayne Johnson.

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