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E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings (Opus 925, 1878)

Exhibited in the 1987 OHS convention

Location:

Village Church U.C.C.
27 Cliff Street
Nahant, MA 01908 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 7386

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Churches of Christ (UCC)
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on October 15, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 15 ranks. 784 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 15 stops. 17 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a floor-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 15, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a floor-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 15, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a floor-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 15, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 15
  • Registers: 17
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • 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 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 Coupler Reversible Foot Trundles
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on October 15, 2021.
Database Manager on October 18, 2016:

Updated through online information from John Collins.
You can tell it is a tracker by the sound.

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 1987.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Pipework rescaled to lower pitch. Feeders & reservoir releathered by Andover.

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

from Boston Organ Club Newsletter (July 1968): Open In New Tab Typed specification
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ in alcove at rear(?): Photograph from an archival source: 1987 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1987

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2014-06-09

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