Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2177, 1953)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church / Memorial Presbyterian Church
1310 Ashman St.
Midland, MI 48640 US
Organ ID: 13543

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • 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
  • 43 ranks. 2,783 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 39 stops. 48 registers.
All:
  • 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.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 39
  • Registers: 48
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action 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 September 08, 2014:

Some pipework reused in new Letourneau organ.

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

Database Manager on October 28, 2011:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Organ to be replaced by Orgues Letourneau Opus 122 (IV/70) in 2011.

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

Database Manager on February 10, 2011:

Updated through online information from Guy A Lynch. -- Organ to be removed spring, 2011

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

Database Manager on May 26, 2009:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- The chamber metal grillwork is notable because of the hymn tunes on them; formerly First Presbyterian, the church's full name became the Bertha E. R. Strosacker Memorial Presbyterian Church due to the fact her brother paid for the construction of the new church in her memory.

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

Database Manager on January 08, 2005:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 31, 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 <i>The American Organist</i> November 1953
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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