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Spencer Organ Co., Inc. (2013)

Originally Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 638, 1927)
Exhibited in the 2016 OHS convention(s)

Location:

St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church
808 S. Hutchinson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 US
Organ ID: 50788

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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: EP pitman
  • 15 ranks. 3 manuals. 15 stops. 21 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 15
  • Registers: 21
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 18, 2013:

Updated by Katherine Yeates, using information found in Spencer Organ Company (2012) / St. Paul Parish, Philadelphia (2012). --

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

Database Manager on December 25, 2012:

Altered and relocated existing organ. Identified by William Catanesye, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- Mechanically and tonally restored & relocated in 2012, tonal finishing in early 2013. The organ now resides in an existing freestanding case, which was emptied years ago for loudspeakers. Along with restoration of all pipes and mechanism, new Swell boxes and a new superstructure have been constructed. The three-manual console has been restored without alteration, retaining all original electro-pneumatic machinery. Of the 14 ranks, one was not original, the Swell 8' Aeoline was replaced by an 8' Viol d'Orchestre of unknown origin. It was decided to replace this stop with a period-suitable 4' Octave from inventory.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist provided by the 2016 OHS National Convention committee
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Balcony and Organ Case: Photograph courtesy of Len Levasseur. Taken on 2015-02-16

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2015-02-16

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