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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 732, 1919)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
35 W. Chelton Avenue
Philadelphia: Germantown, PA 19144 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 11826

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on May 22, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 98 ranks. 11 divisions. 4 manuals. 96 stops. 123 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 11
  • Stops: 96
  • Registers: 123
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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 with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets on horizontal curved jambs.
  • 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
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on February 19, 2021.
Paul R. Marchesano on December 02, 2021:

Replaced a 3 manual C.S. Haskell organ installed before 1905.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on December 02, 2021.

Database Manager on June 07, 2012:

Rebuild, tonal changes and new console by Austin in 1964 as 4/87 Op. 732R; new console by R.A. Colby in 1999; at the same time, digital voices by Walker Technical Co. replaced the original divisions in the front that were removed in a 1964 rebuilding.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on February 18, 2021.

Database Manager on May 09, 2010:

Updated through online information from Paul Marchesano.

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

Database Manager on December 21, 2004:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 20, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from <i>The American Organist</i> December 1919 and brochure about the organ
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on May 12, 2022.

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