Pipe Organ Database

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Barton Organ Co. (Opus 249, 1928)

Exhibited in the 1990 OHS convention

Location:

The Overture Center
203 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 US
Oscar Mayer Theater / Capitol Theatre
Organ ID: 5965

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on October 26, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 14 ranks. 1,005 pipes. 3 manuals. 103 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 103
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Console Style: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018:
We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on September 05, 2006:

Updated through on-line information from Eric Frailing. -- Instrument designed and built specifically for the Oscar Mayer/Capitol Theatre by Barton Organ Co., of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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 1990

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Originally Capitol Theater. Grand Barton Theater Organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
1990 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab Originally published July 1990
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on October 26, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph from an archival source: 1990 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1990

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