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Haskell Pipe Organ Manufacturing Co. (1913)

Location:

Park Evangelical Church
13th & Chestnut Streets
Reading, PA 19602 US
Organ ID: 66329

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Evangelical and Reformed Churches
  • The organ is known from a single historic document only; presumed no longer extant, and may never have existed.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on September 29, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • 2 manuals.
Chancel:
  • Built by Charles Eugene Haskell
  • Manuals: 2
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on September 29, 2020.
Paul R. Marchesano on September 29, 2020:

Known from reports of two dedication services, The Reading Eagle, November 22, 1913 and November 24, 1913. The two manual and pedal instrument of undefined size was installed in the then recently erected church for $2,500, although a conflicting report in Nov 24, 1913 edition of the same paper reports the cost at $3,300. In May, the paper reported the expected cost at $2,800.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on September 29, 2020.
  • Google News - Link to article on dedication with programs.

Instrument Images:

Newspaper article on dedication with brief description: Photograph from an archival source: Reading Eagle, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. ca. 1913

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