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J. W. Walker (1993)

Location:

Chestnut Hill Seventh-Day Adventist Church
8700 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia: Chestnut Hill, PA 19118 US
Organ ID: 67699

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Seventh-day Adventist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on February 23, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 10 stops. 10 registers.
Keydesk:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 10
  • Registers: 10
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Sliding stop controls/levers.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on February 23, 2021.
Paul R. Marchesano on February 23, 2021:

From Obituary, Esther M. Robbins Wideman, 81, church organist and music teacher. Esther was a graduate inorgan performance of the Peabody institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

Esther was instrumental in working with the Chestnut Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church to install a J. W. Walker Tracker Organ from England.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on February 23, 2021.

Instrument Images:

View of the room with organ in the gallery.: Photograph from an archival source: Church website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. unknown

Nameplate: H.L. Smith II, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. unknown

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph from an archival source: Church website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. unknown

Side view of console, stop levers visible, organist H.L. Smith II seated at console.: Photograph from an archival source: From a website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. unknown

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