Pipe Organ Database

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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 878, 1931)

Location:

Residence: C. W. Nichols
757 Eagle Rock Avenue
West Orange, NJ US
"Pleasantdale Château"
Organ ID: 24571

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ has been altered 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: EP pitman
  • 31 ranks. 2,218 pipes. 3 manuals. 27 stops. 45 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 27
  • Registers: 45
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 02, 2015:

This organ will be relocated to "Stoneleigh", the former residence of the late John and Chara Haas, in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The Tudor Revival mansion was gifted by the Haas children to the Organ Historical Society for use as its headquarters and archives.

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

Database Manager on December 25, 2009:

Updated through online information from John Elwood. -- While the organ is gone, the mansion remains as a wedding hall. Nichols was chairman of Allied Signal, which used the building until 1995 as a conference center.

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

Database Manager on November 08, 2006:

Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
With Duo-Art player attachment; Aeolian contract (#1790); additions in 1933 and 1937; house used by Allied Signal as a conference center until 1995; organ relocated to Curt Mangel III, Fox River Grove, IL.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Allen Kinzey via <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Archer Gibson at the Console: (ca. 1935) Photograph from the Collection of Jim Lewis.

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