Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (1950)

Location:

First Congregational Church
199 Valley Street
Willimantic, CT 06226 US
Organ ID: 35405

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on October 24, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 30 ranks. 1,798 pipes. 3 manuals. 26 stops. 28 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on October 24, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 26
  • Registers: 28
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • 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
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on October 24, 2019.
Database Manager on October 24, 2019:

Updated by Phillip Simmons, who has heard or played the organ.
This organ has been on continuous use since its installation, to the best of my knowledge. I have played it weekly for 10+ years. It is in excellent condition and has been maintained faithfully by the church.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 25, 2019.

Database Manager on June 10, 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:
Replaced 1908 two manual Estey, #507; 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.

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist 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:

Choir Division (partial): Photograph by Phillip Simmons. Taken on 2014-05-04

Console: Photograph by Phillip Simmons. Taken on 2014-05-04

Great Division: Photograph by Phillip Simmons. Taken on 2014-05-04

Pedal Division (partial): Photograph by Phillip Simmons. Taken on 2014-05-04

Pedal Regulator Temporary Patch: Photograph by Phillip Simmons. Taken on 2014-05-04

Swell Division Reeds: Photograph by Phillip Simmons. Taken on 2014-05-04

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