The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Congregational
Berkley, Massachusetts 02780

OHS Database ID 4094.

Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 333, 2005-07-16.


Status and Condition

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We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 1, 1900.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 9 ranks.

Notes

  • Altered by Ryder 1-9, ca1900. Restored Roche 1984, 1-10. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2004-05-10
Keydesk and Pedalboard. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2004-05-10
Left Drawknobs. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2004-05-10
Right Drawknobs. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2004-05-10
Organ Case Detail. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2004-05-10
Organ Case Detail. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2004-05-10
Keydesk. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2004-05-10
Organ Case Detail. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2004-05-10
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2004-05-10

Pipe organs in Massachusetts sponsored by Mssrs. Czelusniak et Dugal.

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Stoplist

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  • Original document from Matthew M Bellocchio.. Source: Personal knowledge of the organ and its restoration.

  • Berkley Congregational Church
    13 South Main Street, Berkley, MA  02779
    
    E. & G. G. Hook, Makers, c. 1834–7
    Boston, MA
    Mechanical key- and stop-action
    Original location unknown
    
    Unknown, c.1858
    Relocation of organ to Union Baptist Church, Merrimack Street, Boston, MA
    
    W. B. D. Simmons, 1864
    Relocation of organ to Congregational Church, Amherst, NH
    Repairs and addition of Pedal Sub Bass
    
    George Ryder [?] 1875
    Boston, MA
    Relocation of organ to Methodist Episcopal Church (now Berkley Congregational Church) Berkley, MA
    Tonal and mechanical alterations; remodeled case and façade
    
    Williams Organ Service, 1950s
    Swampscott, MA
    Mechanical alterations; chimes
    
    Roche Organ Co. Inc., 1983
    Restoration
    
    MANUAL	
    enclosed except for Open Diapason, 58 notes, GGG, AAA-f3
    [8'] 	Op. Diapason Bass [GGG-f#0]	        19 pipes	
    1-4 grooved from St. Diapason Bass; 5-11 open wood, new; 12-23 zinc, new, in façade
    [8']	Op. Diapason Treble [g0]		35 pipes
    24-58 common metal, Hook, pipes scribed “3”; slide-tuned
    [8']	St. Diapason Bass [to f#0]		23 pipes
    1-4 stopped wood, new; 5-23 stopped wood, Hook
    [8']	St. Diapason Treble [g0]		35 pipes
    24-28 stopped wood, Hook; 29 stopped wood; 30-58 common metal chimney flutes, soldered tops, tuning ears, Hook, pipes inscribed “St/3”; rescaled one note (B now speaks C)
    [8']	Dulciana [g0]				35 pipes
    Common metal; 24-26 replacements;  27-58 Hook, pipes scribed “3”; 
    rescaled one note (B now speaks C); slide-tuned
    [4']	Principal				58 pipes
    Common metal;1-4 new; 5-58 Hook, pipes scribed “Pr/3”; slide-tuned
    [4']	Flute [label missing]			58 pipes
    1-4 stopped wood, new; 5-16 stopped wood, Hook; 17-58 common metal chimney flutes, soldered tops, tuning ears, Hook, pipes scribed “Fl/1”
    [2 2/3’]   Twelfth			        58 pipes
    Common metal; 1-4 new; 5-58 Hook, pipes scribed “12/1;” slide-tuned
    [2']	   Fifteenth				58 pipes
    common metal; 1-4 new; 5-58 Hook, pipes scribed “15/1;” slide-tuned
    [1 3/5']   Hautboy			        58 pipes
    Full-compass Seventeenth, furnished 1983, in place of missing treble Hautboy; 
    spotted metal, early 20th century pipes, stamped  “15”; slide-tuned
    
    PEDAL	
    25 notes, CC-c1
    [16']	Sub Bass				13 pipes
    1-13 stopped wood, Simmons
    Pedal Coupler
    Bellows signal [unlabled]
    Hitch down swell spoon pedal [restored 1983]
    7 horizontal shades
    
    
    
    
    
    		
  • Original document from Matthew M Bellocchio.. Source: Personal knowledge of the organ and its restoration. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.