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  • 1866 Hooks Organ on ebay (****LARGE photo warning***)

    from the auction:

    Huge Antique church Pipe Organ was built in 1866 by E&GG Hooks of Boston. It was originally installed in the Congregational Church in Washington CT. in August of 1866. In the 1920's the organ was transferred and installed into the Methodist Church in Orono ME. In 1961 The church was given a newer instrument. At that time this old pipe organ was saved from being destroyed and moved to the barn where it currently sets. The old neighbors remember it being played then. Currently it is not playable. There are over 400 pipes, 200 metal and 200 wooden. There are 2 keyboards(don't know why) There is the old handle where the bellows were manually pumped, since then, there was a more recent blower that ran the organ. There is dovetail and square nail construction, and the old 1860's red paint on parts of the casing. The Hook's Organ Co was a premier maker of their time, even then an organ was several thousand Dollars. The organ is being sold as is, where is.

    My 2 cents: hope this one gets saved. It looks pretty intact actually. I've seen MUCH MUCH MUCH worse in organ lofts in NYC.


    http://cgi.ebay.com/HUGE-1866-Antiqu...QQcmdZViewItem




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    Re: 1866 Hooks Organ on ebay (****LARGE photo warning***)

    ***GASP***

    Oh my Lord. Did I read that correctly, they don't know why there are two keyboards?

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      Re: 1866 Hooks Organ on ebay (****LARGE photo warning***)

      I assume that the white pipes are Faux

      I almost always assume that as well, but at the same time I'm usually always wrong! However, I think despite all that, they are fake. Eh you never know...

      Actually, if I lived in Maine (isn't that where it is?) I would try and bargain with the guy and take what was left of the pipes and the blower (it looked in ok condition). I don't know, maybe it's just me, but it looks to me like it's too badly in shape for it to be worth even messing with. I mean, if you had the time and money, you could restore it, but it just doesn't seem worth it.

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