Notes from Jim Stark: -- This organ exhibits the first documented use of the Austin adjustable crescendo pedal (Ochse attributes it to opus 156). This organ is an unaltered tubular pneumatic action organ with the Austin slider chest. The organ was built during Basil Austin-s tenure as Tonal Director.
Updated through on-line information from Paul Marchesano. -- The nameplate is engraved 1905. The organ is tubular pneumatic action to the original Austin Universal chests, with sliders under topboards to wind the stops. A set of 20 chimes with pneumatic action was added to the Swell organ, reportedly two years after installation. The combination action is Austin mechanical, but pistons mechanically push the action lever to throw on/off stops. It is settable, but a cover must be removed and cotter pins inserted/removed to select stops, i.e., not easily settable for the organist.
Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 20, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.