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Hook & Hastings (Opus 1340, 1887)

Exhibited in the 1996 OHS convention

Location:

Christ Memorial Reformed Episcopal Church
Chestnut St. @ 43rd
Philadelphia, PA 19104 US
Organ ID: 5185

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been removed from this location and currently in storage.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on March 05, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 30 ranks. 1,589 pipes. 2 manuals. 26 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on March 05, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 26
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic 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: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Foot Trundles
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on March 05, 2021.
Database Manager on August 26, 2010:

Updated through online information from Adam F. Dieffenbach. -- This organ has not been reinstalled and is currently in storage in our shop in Collingdale.

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

Database Manager on June 26, 2009:

Updated through online information from George Nelson. -- Building damaged during severe thunder storm in 2004 when landmark stone tower and steeple fell through the sanctuary roof. Organ was not damaged, only dirtied. It was removed by Colin Walsh and later reinstalled. I do not know what work was done other than removal, cleaning & reinstallation.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1996

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
1996 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on March 06, 2021.

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