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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 323-A, 1926)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (Opus 323, 1912)
Exhibited in the 1992 OHS convention(s)

Location:

City Hall
20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME 04101 US
Merrill Auditorium
Organ ID: 7469

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on September 15, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 96 ranks. 6,554 pipes. 7 divisions. 4 manuals. 86 stops. 116 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: 7
  • Stops: 86
  • Registers: 116
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • 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 October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Austin Organs (1912, Opus323).

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 1993

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Kotzschmar organ. Enlarged by Austin 1926, 4-; moved back 15 feet by Austin 1967. 6,518 pipes in 3 divisions. Removed 1995 for storage during auditorium renovations. Reinstalled 1996-97 after $150,000 restoration. Chamber rebuilt using 1912 dimensions and specification.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from <i>The Diapason</i> November 1997
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph courtesy of Austin Organs, Inc.. Taken on 1926-09-01

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