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The Aeolian Co. (Opus 1355, 1916)

Location:

Residence: Dr. Donald C. Balfour
427 Sixth Ave. SW
Rochester, MN 55902 US
Organ ID: 68064

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • 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 Jim Stettner on April 11, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 18 ranks. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Built by The Aeolian Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 11, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by The Aeolian Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets on slanted jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on April 11, 2021.
Jim Stettner on April 11, 2021:

Identified from the Twin Cities AGO Organ List and The Aeolian Organ and Its Music, 2nd edition, 2018, Rollin Smith, OHS Press, Villanova, PA.

Cost $9,500.00. Subsequent additions & alterations:

-1916: Duo-Art player system added ($1,500.00) -1918: 4 additional ranks and 10 stops added ($2,640.00) -1923: Chimes added ($1,000.00) -1924: 3 additional ranks added ($2,250.00) -1928: 97-pipe unit flute added & alterations to string ranks

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on April 11, 2021.

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