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Bishop Organ Co. (1996)

Originally E. & G. G. Hook (Opus 466, 1868)

Location:

Follen Community, Unitarian Univeralist
755 Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington, MA 02420 US
Organ ID: 8579

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 15 ranks. 2 manuals. 14 stops. 17 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 14
  • Registers: 17
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • 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: Trigger/hitch-down swell.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018:
We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on April 01, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from John Bishop. -- The organ was featured in 2000 OHS convention. The only builder's nameplate is E. & G.G. Hook. We use the word "restored" with care - no changes were made to the organ, but to ensure reliability new trackers were made (re-using original brass threaded wires). The original chest tables were retained - tables repairs made by routing cracks and inserting splints of like wood. The original hitch-down swell pedal and mechanism was retained. The two feeder bellows were releathered and retained. The organ can be hand pumped.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Relocated and restored by Bishop Organ Co.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was E. & G. G. Hook (1868, Opus 466).

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.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Moved from First Parish Unitarian, Stoneham, MA. Moved through OCH with help from Follen church parishioners. Hitchdown Swell.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From John Bishop: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Detail of Organ Pipe: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1999-05-04

Organ Case and Keydesk: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1999-05-04

Organ Case: Photograph by John Bishop. Taken on 2017-07-12

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