Wm. B. D. Simmons, 1852

OHS Database ID 3804.


First Baptist
1013 Worcester Rd.
Framingham, Massachusetts 01701

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
    
    GREAT
       [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
               Tremolo
    
    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]
    
    PEDAL MOVEMENTS
       Swell Expression              (h-d)
    
    ACTION: Mech. key & stop
    VOICES: 18
    STOPS: 20
    RANKS: 20
    PIPES: 927
    
    NOTES
    The original cost of the organ was $1,400.00.
    
     [Received on line from James R. Stettner June 06, 2009.]