Pipe Organ Database

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George Jardine & Son (1895)

Location:

Free Church of St. John (Episcopal)
3076 Emerald Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 198

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 15 ranks. 839 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 16 stops. 15 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 16
  • Registers: 15
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 13, 2014:

Updated through online information from Bill Miller. -- The Pedal "16' Open Diapason", 27 pipes, is as listed on the drawknob. The builder's proposal listed it instead as "16' Bourdon", 27 pipes. There are in fact 27 large-scale wooden stopped flute, 1/2L pipes in the back of the chamber. It is unknown why the pedal drawknob states "16' Open Diapason" but that is not correct.

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

Database Manager on January 30, 2014:

Updated through online information from BillI Miller. -- This is, according to OHS records, the only Jardine organ in PA that is unaltered, still in its original location, and still in use.

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

Database Manager on January 30, 2014:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on January 20, 2014:

An original installation. Identified by William Miller, based on personal knowledge of the organ. --

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

Database Manager on January 20, 2014:

Updated through online information from William Miller.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Form 12/91 - stop list.

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 photographs submitted by Bill Miller 2014-01-15
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Pipe Facades and Keydesk: Photograph by Bill Miller. Taken on 2014-01-15

Detail of Organ Case: Photograph by Bill Miller. Taken on 2014-01-15

Pipe Facades: Photograph by Bill Miller. Taken on 2014-01-15

Pipe Facade: Photograph by Bill Miller. Taken on 2014-01-15

Left Drawknobs: Photograph by Bill Miller. Taken on 2014-01-15

Right Drawknobs: Photograph by Bill Miller. Taken on 2014-01-15

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Bill Miller. Taken on 2014-01-15

Pedalboard, Toe Levers, and Swell Pedal: Photograph by Bill Miller. Taken on 2014-01-15

Pedalboard and Toe Levers: Photograph by Bill Miller. Taken on 2014-01-15

Pipework: Photograph by Bill Miller. Taken on 2014-01-15

Pipework: Photograph by Bill Miller. Taken on 2014-01-15

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