The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Residence: William L. Austin / Beaumont Retirement Community
404 Cheswick Place
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010

OHS Database ID 5138.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 126, 1990-00-00.

Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The organ is in good condition and is used occasionally.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 29, 2011.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 28 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Setterboard. Concave radiating pedalboard (not AGO standard dimensions). Combination action thumb pistons.


  • Status Note: There 1992 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Refurbished c. 1991 by residents and Columbia Organ Works. Building was residence of William L. Austin. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Paul Marchesano. -- Original ventil, duplexed manual chests appear to have been modified with direct electric magnet installation. Most treble string pipes appear to have been replaced with spotted metal supply house pipes. Original action remains in offset Pedal chests. Combination action not functioning. Original relay has been replaced with solid state. (Personal inspection, November 2010) (Database Manager. January 29, 2011)

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Organ Facade. Photograph by Beaumont Retirement Community courtesy of Robert Bury (2019)
Console. Photograph by Robert Bury (2014)
Right Stop Jamb. Photograph by Robert Bury (2014)
Left Stop Jamb. Photograph by Robert Bury (2014)

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