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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1136, 1951)

Location:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
724 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209 US
Holmes Chapel
Organ ID: 10965

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 23 ranks. 1,431 pipes. 4 divisions. 2 manuals. 20 stops. 25 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 20
  • Registers: 25
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 16, 2013:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- The Rohrschalmei was originally prepared-for; it was added at a later date.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on May 19, 2008:

Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Some ranks from existing AEolian.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 2004.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

"Replaced a 1901 Aeolian, Op. 915 from the Frank Hamlin residence, Buffalo, NY. Some Aeolian ranks used."

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From Allen Kinzey: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console and Positiv Pipe Display: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

Console and Pipe Chamber Screen: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

Chapel Interior, Chancel, Console, and Pipework in Chamber: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

Designer's Nameplate: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

Positiv division: Photograph by Chris Stroh, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-06-21

Main organ chamber: Photograph by Chris Stroh, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-06-26

Left stopjamb: Photograph by Chris Stroh, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-06-21

Right stopjamb: Photograph by Chris Stroh, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-06-21

Coupler rail: Photograph by Chris Stroh, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-06-21

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