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Frank Roosevelt (1890)

Location:

1st Presbyterian
Wilkes-Barre, PA US
Organ ID: 63675

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on January 25, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 3 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on January 25, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on January 25, 2019.
Database Manager on January 24, 2019:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ.
Identified by Steven Bartley, citing information from this publication: Wilkes-Barre Times Leader 4/1/1890 pg1 ; Dec 8, 1893 pg8; early 20th century booklet of Baltimore industries shows some photos of Adam Steins organs, includeing the Wilkes-Barre organ.
Lengthy article about the new organ at 1st Pres Wilkes-Barre PA
Built by Roosevelt, Stands in arch behind pulpit, 31' tall, 31.5' wide, 15 deep.
Keyboards project from on end of case.
All stops full compass, Sw= 10 stops, Some Great & Choir stops are enclosed in Choir box, 25 of the 30 stops are enclosed.
key & Stop action are mechanical (using stops and squares) (The non technical explanation of the windchest, indicates its a pneumatic vental chest) The second article (1893) describes additional stops added by Adam Stein. Included- Swell Vox Humana & Aeoline; Choir Quintadena; Great Mixture. The cost of the Vox Humans, it says was $450.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on January 25, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case and Pulpit: From a booklet promoting Baltimore's many industries, courtesy of Steven Bartley (mid 1890s).

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