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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1103, 1946)

Originally E.F. Walcker & Cie. (Opus 200, 1863)

Location:

Methuen Memorial Music Hall
192 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844 US
Organ ID: 34667

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • 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
  • 112 ranks. 5,802 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 81 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 81
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped 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 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 August 22, 2017:

Updated by Sam Cherubin

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

Database Manager on November 04, 2011:

Updated through online information from William Dunklin.

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

Database Manager on November 15, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on May 18, 2008:

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:
Rebuild of 1863 Walcker, #200 from Boston Music Hall and rebuilt by Methuen in 1909 with new console and chests; Three Great reeds added by Andover in 1971; extant.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From Allen Kinzey: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Specifications Published in The American Organist, December 1947: Open In New Tab Specifications with stoplist, pipe counts, pipe source derivations, couplers
We received the most recent update for this document from Wayne Johnson on November 16, 2021.

Write-up from THE DIAPASON August 1947, p.1: Open In New Tab Stoplist and commentary
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on June 16, 2022.

Write-up from THE DIAPASON August 1947, p.2: Open In New Tab Stoplist, continued
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on June 16, 2022.

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