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George Jardine & Son (1869)

Location:

Empire City Skating Rink Building
Corner of 63rd Street and Third Avenue
New York, NY 10009 US
Organ ID: 67644

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Amusements: Skating Rinks, etc.
  • 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 John Roper on February 17, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP), Information unknown or not applicable
  • 6 ranks. 366 pipes. 2 divisions. 1 manuals. 6 stops.
Manual:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Built by George Jardine & Son
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on February 17, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Built by George Jardine & Son
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on February 17, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by George Jardine & Son
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 6
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 25
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection with pneumatic assists (i.e., Barker levers, etc.).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
We received the most recent update for this console from John Roper on February 17, 2021.
John Roper on February 17, 2021:

From the NYC organ page flyer: The organ is voiced to the unprecedented wind force of 12 inches [sic], making it the most powerful instrument in the world. This enormous pressure on the valves is overcome by JARDINE'S Patent Vacuum Pallet, rendering the touch perfectly easy.

The Bellows is blown by a steam engine. This organ will form part of the Grand Organ of the Cathedral of New York [St. Patrick's], now building on Fifth Avenue.

We received the most recent update for this note from John Roper on February 17, 2021.
From a single-page flyer: Open In New Tab From the NYC organ page
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from John Roper on February 17, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Building intererior. Brown, Henry Collins, ed. Valentine's Manual of the City of New York: 1917-1918: Empire Skating Rink.: Photograph by NYC Organ page.

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