Pipe Organ Database

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A. J. Schantz, Sons & Co. (Opus PW153, 1907)

Location:

West Virginia Penitentiary
Moundsville, WV US
Chapel
Organ ID: 48559

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Social Services
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Ventil
  • 13 ranks. 719 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 13 stops. 22 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Ventil 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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 13
  • 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 a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 01, 2015:

Updated through online information from Eric J. Gastier. -- The original contract in the Schantz archives was signed on 13 November 1906; the contract price was $2500. The contract also specifies the dimensions of the organ case as about 16' in width, about 9' in depth, and about 17' in height.

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

Database Manager on August 22, 2011:

Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Instrument Images:

Chapel Interior and Organ Case (early 20th century): Schantz Organ Company archives; image courtesy of Eric J. Gastier.

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