The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2651

Builder Identification

Boston, Massachusetts, 1855–1885; Kendal Green, Massachusetts, 1885–1916.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

    Born 1836 in Weston, Massachusetts; brother-in-law of Arthur L. Coburn; with E. & G. G. Hook of Boston, Massachusetts, 1855, draftsman; partner, 1865; firm renamed E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings, 1871; head of firm, 1881; relocated firm to Kendal Green, Massachusetts, 1885; firm renamed Hook & Hastings, 1881; died 23 Feb. 1916 in Kendal Green, Massachusetts.

    Patent #133,531; 3 Dec. 1872; swell for pipe organ
    with F. J. Flaherty: Patent #578,925; 16 Mar. 1897; electropneumatic action

  • For further information on Frank Hastings and the Hook & Hastings firm, see the main entry atE. & G. G. Hook & Hastings.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Francis H. Hastings.


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