Wm. B. D. Simmons, 1852

OHS Database ID 3804.

First Baptist Church
1013 Worcester Road
Framingham Massachusetts 01701

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The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.

We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2008-09-07.

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Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1999-05-04
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1999-05-04

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This organ received OHS Citation number 261, 2000-08-23.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with a removable panel in front of keyboards. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 20 stops. 18 registers. 20 ranks. 927 pipes. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Trigger/hitch-down swell. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.


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  • Stoplist copied from the console April, 1988
    Framingham, Massachusetts
    First Baptist Church
    Wm. B.D. Simmons, 1852
       [16]    Tenoroon           (tc)  44
       [8]     Open Diapason            56
       [8]     Dulciana           (tc)  44
       [8]     St. Diap. Treble   (tc)  44
       [8]     St. Diap Bass            12
       [8]     Clarabella         (mc)  32
       [4]     Principal                56
       [4]     Flute                    56
       [3]     Twelfth                  56
       [2]     Fifteenth                56
       [III]   Sesquialtra  [sic]      163
       [8]     Trumpet            (tc)  44
    SWELL TREBLE (Expressive)
       [8]     Op. Diapason       (tf)  39
       [8]     Viol de Gamba      (tf)  39
       [8]     St. Diapason       (tf)  39
       [4]     Principal          (tf)  39
       [2]     Fifteenth          (tf)  39
       [8]     Oboe               (tf)  39
    SWELL BASS (unexpressive]
       [8]     St. Diapason Bass        17
    PEDAL (27 notes)
       [16]    Subbass                  13
    COUPLERS (Drawknob)
       Couple Pedal & Swell            [8]
       Couple Pedal & Great            [8]
       Swell to Great                  [8]
       Swell Expression              (h-d)
    ACTION: Mech. key & stop
    VOICES: 18
    STOPS: 20
    RANKS: 20
    PIPES: 927
    The original cost of the organ was $1,400.00.
     [Received on line from James R. Stettner June 06, 2009.]