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Sam. Nittinger (1897ca.)

Location:

St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church
1445 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122 US
Organ ID: 134

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on August 22, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on June 16, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on June 16, 2018.
Database Manager on April 18, 2012:

Updated through online information from Ken Houser. -- Has a few issues with some non working stops, but overall, still very playable with a nice range and quite bright sounding.

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

Instrument Images:

Balcony and Organ Case: Photograph by Ken Houser (2012).

Organ case in rear gallery: Photograph by William Flanagan, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2015-04-30

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