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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 1215R, 1964)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (Opus 1215, 1925)

Location:

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
30 W. Chestnut Street
Hanover, PA 17331 US
Organ ID: 5091

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes 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 October 26, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 227 ranks. 14,341 pipes. 9 divisions. 4 manuals. 185 stops. 238 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on October 26, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 9
  • Stops: 185
  • Registers: 238
  • 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: Stop keys on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on October 26, 2019.
Database Manager on May 06, 2016:

A 5-year renovation was completed in 2015, including a new movable drawknob console in 2014.

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

Database Manager on May 27, 2010:

Updated through online information from Douglas Craw. -- The organ is fully playable and currently receiving ongoing maintenance to replace worn leather parts.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1991

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Alterations and additions by Austin. (The opus number listed by Austin is 1215.)

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from <i>The Diapason</i> June 1964
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel, side chamber pipe facades, ceiling chamber grillework and stained glass window: Photograph by Photograph by Steven Gautsch, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-12-28

Stained glass window: Photograph by Photograph by Steven Gautsch, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-12-28

Church tower: Photograph by Photograph by Steven Gautsch, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-12-28

Gallery east chamber and facade pipes: Photograph by Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-18

Chancel ceiling grillework: Photograph by Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-18

Church exterior: Photograph by Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-18

Nave to rear and gallery chambers: Photograph by Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-18

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