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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 956, 1922)

Location:

First Methodist Church
906 Grand Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ 07712 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 7427

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 43 ranks. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 42 stops. 48 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 42
  • Registers: 48
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 12, 2011:

Updated through online information from Alan Binger. -- Full size Universal Air Chests with airlock. The Austin is in original condition with the exception of console renovations which include solid state combination action, (Peterson) new keyboards and some solid state switching as well. The pipework is largely intact. Inoperable sections include the echo division and two ranks of Trombas in the main organ (one manual, one pedal). The silent portions fell victim to the leather substitute Perflex although the rest of the organ was re-leathered with traditional materials, interest / funds waned and the deteriorated action in the aforementioned silent portions remains. The organ is seldom used but is in acceptable musical condition.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1984.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>The Diapason</i> April 1922
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

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