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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2320, 1958)


Abbeville Presbyterian
Abbeville, SC 29620 US
Main Church Building
Organ ID: 11483

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Status and Condition:

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

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 19 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 27 stops. 17 registers.
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 27
  • Registers: 17
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • 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 March 30, 2006:

Updated through on-line information from Kirk A. Wilson. -- The organ was rebuilt/renovated by Parkey Organbuilders in 2004 with minor changes: A. R. Schopp provided a new half-length extension for the Swell Trumpet which is successful; the GT Diapason and SW Rohrflute are both extended to the Pedal as the 16' Contrebass and 16' Rohrbourdon; the Swell Trumpet and its new 16' extension were placed on new Electro-mechanical actions (Peterson magnets) and is duplexed and extended to the Great and Pedal divisions; the switching system is SSOS as is the combination action; the lowest octave of the GT/PED Contrebasse are wood; the lowest 2 octaves of the Rohrbourdon are wood. New Peterson shade motors replaced the original Austin wiffletree motors which were inaccessable for repair (sealed in place by a grille that is a later addition). The original Austin keyboards were replaced by new P&S keyboards. -- 8' and 4' manual stops have 68 notes each, with the exception of the Celeste stops

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

Database Manager on December 17, 2004:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 16, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.

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

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