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E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings (Opus 1498, 1911)

Location:

St. James United Methodist
2021 84th Street
New York City: Brooklyn, NY US
Organ ID: 5304

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on November 27, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 7 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 7 stops. 8 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 7
  • Registers: 8
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on November 27, 2020.
Jeff Scofield on November 27, 2020:

From Larry Trupiano via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: The organ in St. James Methodist was a second-hand "Size No. 35" instrument originally built in 1891 by Hook & Hastings of Boston, for Christ Episcopal Church in Greenburg, Pa. At an unknown time, this organ became the property of M. P. Möller, who then sold it (as Op. 1348) to St. James. The following letter suggests several additions but it is not known if any were transacted. Correspondence between Moller and St. James:

Rev. W. D. Beach Brooklyn, N.Y.

Dear Sir We will install in your church the Hook and Hastings organ formerly in service in the Epis. Church Greensburg [sic] Pa; consisting of eight speaking stops, four couplers and the usual accessories of a tracker organ with new casework of design and finish to match furnishings of the church, for a cost of Six Hundred ($600) Dollars. We can furnish and connect, a single phase A.C., 60 cycles Orgoblo that is nearly new for an additional cost of $135, exclusive of wiring. An Aeoline or an Echo Salicional can be added to the Swell organ including necessary alterations to swellbox for an additional cost of One Hundred and Thirty $130 Dollars for 46 pipes. 58 pipes would cost Two Hundred ($200) Dollars. A melodia can be added to the Great Organ for an additional cost of $100 for 46 pipes, or $175 for 58 pipes. All worn parts will be replaced with new ones and we will guarantee the organ for one year.

Yours respectfully
 M. P. Moller Per
      C. S. Losh
We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on November 27, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

[This opus number on the Hook list for Christ Episcopal, Greensburg, PA.]

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Larry Trupiano via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on November 27, 2020.

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