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C. S. Haskell [Haskell Pipe Organ Manufacturing Co.] (1921ca.)

Location:

Church of the Holy Apostles and the Mediator
5100 Spruce Street
West Philadelphia, PA 19139 US
Organ ID: 26274

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on November 10, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP)
  • 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 43 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by C. S. Haskell [Haskell Pipe Organ Manufacturing Co.]
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on April 29, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by C. S. Haskell [Haskell Pipe Organ Manufacturing Co.]
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 43
  • 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 on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on October 20, 2020.
Paul R. Marchesano on October 20, 2020:

The current building was built 1916-1921. There are currently no records of the organ in the previoius building. The organ was likely originally tubular pneumatic action, however at a date far in the past, likely the original builder, the chest actions were electrified. When the organ was inspected in the late 1990s, the combination action was a Reisener diode system installed in a room in the basement and the console was built by Reisener. At some time in the late 1990s or early 2000s work was carried out on the organ by a local firm. The church had at least one more, older, tracker action Haskell organ in its Sunday School building.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on October 20, 2020.

Database Manager on February 27, 2018:

Updated by Josiah Ross, who has heard or played the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
taken from the console, February 16, 2018: Open In New Tab Original document from Josiah Ross. Originally published 2018-02-21
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on October 20, 2020.
Stoplist: Open In New Tab Stoplist, standardized format with corrections from typed stoplist
Document created on 2020-10-19
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on October 20, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ in room: Photograph by PSP, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2019

Organ in room: Photograph by PSP, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2019

BAptismal font and stained glass windows: Photograph by PSP, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2019

Room: Photograph by PSP, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2019

Building: Photograph by Playing and Preserving, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2019

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