Pipe Organ Database

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Estey Organ Co. (Opus 259, 1906)

Location:

Northeast Manual Training High School
Lehigh Ave and Eighth St
Philadelphia, PA 19301-2039 US
Organ ID: 26655

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: High Schools, Preparatory Schools, and Academies
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Fowler on September 29, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) , Pneumatic
  • 35 ranks. 963 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 18 stops. 22 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Built by Estey Organ Co.
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on September 30, 2020.

Swell:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Built by Estey Organ Co.
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on September 30, 2020.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
  • Built by Estey Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on September 30, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by Estey Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 18
  • Registers: 22
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Haskell style stop-keys/keyboard.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on September 30, 2020.
Paul R. Marchesano on September 30, 2020:

School abandoned and closed. Organ no longer extant.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on September 30, 2020.

Database Manager on June 28, 2007:

Identified by James R. Stettner through information from the Estey Opus List, published in The Boston Organ Club newsletter, 1973-1979.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Taken from Contributors Recital and Dedication program: Open In New Tab Originally published March 14, 1906
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Fowler on September 28, 2020.
Contributors' Recital and Dedication of Pipe Organ: Open In New Tab Dedicatory program. Frederick Maxson, organist. Specs included.
Document created on 1906-03-14
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Fowler on September 29, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Stage and organ after a fire.: Photograph from an archival source: DOR Archive Philadelphia, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 1934-12-18

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