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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 1163R, 1954)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (Opus 1163R, 1923)

Location:

West Side Presbyterian Church
6 South Monroe St.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 52788

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Austin Universal Air
  • 38 ranks. 2,478 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 34 stops. 45 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In center 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 34
  • Registers: 45
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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 above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 13, 2014:

Originally installed in 1923; rebuild and some tonal changes in 1954 to 3/38; facade replaced with a screen in 1964, Antiphonal and Fanfare Trumpet added; the Antiphonal was located in three open arches in the left transept, opening into an adjacent auditorium; the powerful horizontal Fanfare Trumpet was quickly moved from the rear wall to the main organ; in 1976, the organ was renovated and new Great and Pedal divisions were moved to the right and left of the choirloft, respectively; in 1982 a metal screen replaced the 1964 cloth screen; in 1989, the 1923 console was rebuilt again; the organ and most of the church buildings were destroyed by fire on January 8, 2002.

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> July 1954
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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