"A Polished Gem" “A Polished Gem”
This outstanding Hook & Hastings organ was fully restored in 1998 by Guilbault-Therien, a spectacular demonstration of the skills of a colleague too soon departed. Guy Therien passed away in 2001, only in his mid-fifties. Here is a terrific opportunity to acquire a magnificent nineteenth-century instrument in excellent condition, ready for another century of service.
-37 façade pipes; 1,162 pipes total -Bellows Signal -Console-detached and reversible-61’’ wide, 70’’ deep, 22’’ from existing platform -3.11’’ w.p., A=435 pitch; can be re pitched to A=440 -New Ventus Blower in silencing cabinet. 30’’ cube. 6 3/8’’ static-3/4 h.p. 110-VAC-20 amps -Original Double rise bellows completely restored including hand pump and feeders. -All manual key action completely renewed/restored with new leather nuts, bushing and fiber links. -All pipework cleaned and restored with original cone and scroll tuning intact. -Tuning collars installed for Mixture. -All stoppers have been repacked; all wood pipe finishes have been resealed. -Keyboards have original ivory. -Pedalboard has been recovered. -Bench has added backrest. -All windlines have been regasketed and resealed. -Original finish has been restored on all casework. -All framing and supports have been cleaned, sealed and restored. -Slider windchests appear to have original tables. -Pallet leather condition is unknown.