Austin Organ Co. (Opus 851, 1919)

Location:

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
590 Main St.
Melrose, MA 02187 US
Auditorium
Organ ID: 12638

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ is unaltered 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
  • 62 ranks. 4,179 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 62 stops. 82 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In center 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.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 62
  • Registers: 82
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • 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
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 02, 2014:

Renovated by Austin in 1961 and 1974.

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

Database Manager on August 25, 2005:

On-line update from Eric Anderson -- Organ extant and playable as of this writing, but in need of releathering. Problems exist with the original "umbilical" cord connecting console to organ. No tonal changes. Used occasionally by the Melrose Symphony Orchestra.

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

Database Manager on January 07, 2005:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 29, 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 from municipalorgans.net, with some pipecounts from similar organs of the period
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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