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A. B. Felgemaker Co. (Opus 1247, 1917)

Location:

Holy Apostles Episcopal Church
Ninth Avenue @ 28th Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10011 US
Organ ID: 57697

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • 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: Pneumatic
  • 18 ranks. 3 manuals. 18 stops. 20 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 18
  • Registers: 20
  • 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.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2017:

Built in 1917 for Holy Apostles Episcopal Church in Manhattan. Sold ca. 1931 for $500 to Grace Church, City Island, The Bronx.

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

Database Manager on February 01, 2016:

In 1917, Archer Gibson, the private organist of Mr. Charles M. Schwab, was engaged to play for a wedding at Holy Apostles. Gibson found the "old rattle-bang" Jardine organ to be unsatisfactory and complained to the Rector. With Gibson's assistance, the Carnegie Fund was convinced to provide approximately half the $5000 cost of a new organ, which was built by the A.B. Felgemaker Co. of Erie, Pennsylvania. The three-manual and pedal organ had tubular-pneumatic action, but as the Choir was only prepared for, the organ functioned as a modest two-manual instrument of eighteen ranks. In less than ten years, however, the Felgemaker organ began to fail, and an appeal sought funds to repair and complete the instrument. Money was raised toward that goal, but ultimately, it seemed best to build an entirely new organ. The Felgemaker was sold for $500 to Grace Episcopal Church on City Island in The Bronx.

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

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