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Joseph Chapline, (Organs) (1975)

Originally Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 1479, 1927)

Location:

Abington Baptist Church
1501 Huntingdon Road
Abington, PA 19001 US
Organ ID: 64208

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on July 12, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 36 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 12, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 36
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 12, 2019.
Database Manager on July 12, 2019:

Updated by Colin O\'Malley, who has heard or played the organ. 1970\'s reform-era rebuild with semi-German nomenclature and neo-Baroque specifications. Pedal 16\' Principal not speaking, along with most of the chimes. The rest of the instrument is fairly playable but is in need of a thorough tuning.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on July 13, 2019.

Database Manager on June 16, 2019:

This is a new home for an organ that was altered when it was moved from another location.
Identified by Colin O'Malley, who has heard or played the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on June 16, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Hauptwerk and Positiv stop rails: Photograph by Colin O'Malley. Taken on 2019-06-14

Brustwerk and Pedal stop rails: Photograph by Colin O'Malley. Taken on 2019-06-14

Chancel and Chamber Grille: Photograph by Colin O'Malley. Taken on 2019-06-14

Console: Photograph by Colin O'Malley. Taken on 2019-06-14

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Colin O'Malley. Taken on 2019-06-14

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