Simmons & Fisher (1856)

Location:

St. Jude's Episcopal Church, Spring Garden
N Franklin Street and Brown Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123 US
Organ ID: 65207

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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 Paul R. Marchesano on November 07, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • 25 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 24 stops.
Main:
  • Built by Simmons & Fisher
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 24
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Trigger/hitch-down swell.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Jonathan M. Bowen on April 26, 2020.
Jonathan M. Bowen on April 26, 2020:

The organ was still intact in 1926. Walter Lindsey goes into deep detail of the organ in The History of the Organ in the United States by Orpha Ochse.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jonathan M. Bowen on April 26, 2020.
Found in publication: Open In New Tab F. Webber Organ Scrapbooks courtesy of the OHS Archives. The History of the Organs in the United States, Orpha Ochse. pages 136-137. Originally published 1926
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jonathan M. Bowen on April 26, 2020.

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