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Nichols & Simpson, Inc. (2007)

Location:

West Side Presbyterian Church
Ridgewood, NJ US
Organ ID: 26320

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is unaltered 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: Slider
  • 59 ranks. 3,734 pipes. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 48 stops.
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: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 48
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 10, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from David C Scribner. -- Chests contain Nichols & Simpson pneumatic cylinder stop action as do the Swell Engines, which are whiffle-tree pneumatic cylinder.

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

Database Manager on June 09, 2007:

Identified through information on the Nichols & Simpson web site, and through information from David Scribner on Pipechat June 8, 2007. The organ is prepared for an additional four-stop antiphonal division.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Builder's Notes: Open In New Tab Details of stop construction and borrowing
Document created on 2007-06-09
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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