The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio

Finney Chapel

OHS Database ID 22307.


Status and Condition

The organ is no longer at this location, and is presumed destroyed, dispersed or relocated.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 24, 2014.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 52 stops. 75 registers. 57 ranks. 3540 pipes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front.

Notes

  • Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Echo moved to front and combination action expanded in 1938; rebuilt as three manual in 1955 as #230-A.. (Database Manager. December 22, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Russ Nyland. -- For sale through Organ Clearing House (Database Manager. March 24, 2014)

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Chapel Interior, Choir Loft, Console, and Pipe Facade. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1920s)

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Oberlin, Ohio
    Oberlin College - Finney Chapel
    
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 230   1914             4 manuals, 52 stops, 57 ranks
    _________________________________________________________________________________
    
              GREAT ORGAN (7½" wind)                   SWELL ORGAN (7½" wind)
          16' Diapason              61             16' Bourdon               61
          16' Bourdon               61             16' Dulciana              61
           8' First Diapason        61              8' Diapason              61
           8' Second Diapason       61              8' Clarabella            61
           8' Third Diapason        61              8' Spitzflöte            61
           8' Philomela             61              8' Gedackt               61
           8' Claribel Flute        61              8' Salicional            61
           8' Erzähler              61              8' Voix Celestes         61
           4' Octave                61              8' Aeoline               61
           4' Flute                 61              8' Unda Maris (TC)       49
       2 2/3' Twelfth               61              4' Octave                61
           2' Fifteenth             61              4' Flute                 61
              Mixture III          183              2' Flautino              61
          16' Ophicleide            61                 Mixture III          183
           8' Tromba                12             16' Contra Posaune        61
           4' Clarion               12              8' Posaune               12
                                                    8' Flugel Horn           61
              CHOIR ORGAN (7½" wind)                8' Vox Humana            61
          16' Gamba                 61              4' Clarion               61
           8' Geigen Principal      61                 Tremolo
           8' Concert Flute         61
           8' Quintadena            61                 PEDAL ORGAN (7½" wind)
           8' Kleiner Erzähler II  122             32' Diapason              32
           4' Flauto Traverso       61             32' Violone               32
           2' Piccolo               61             16' First Diapason        12 ext. GT Philomela
          16' Fagotto               61             16' Second Diapason       12
           8' Clarinet              61             16' Violone               12
           8' Orchestral Oboe       61             16' Bourdon               GT
              Tremolo                              16' Gamba                 CH
           8' Celesta Sub (TC)      --             16' Dulciana              SW
           4' Celesta               61 bars        16' Echo Bourdon          SW
                                               10 2/3' Quint                 --
              SOLO ORGAN (10" wind)                 8' Octave                GT
           8' Philomela             GT              8' Cello                 12
           8' Gamba                 61              8' Gedackt               GT
           8' Gamba Celeste         61              8' Still Gedackt         SW
           8' Flute Harmonique      61             32' Bombarde              12 GT
          16' Fagotto               CH             16' Ophicleide            GT
           8' Tuba Mirabilis (20")  61             16' Posaune               32
           8' French Horn           61              8' Tromba                GT
           8' Clarinet              CH              4' Clarion               GT
           8' Orchestral Oboe       CH
              Tremolo
    
              ECHO ORGAN (5" wind)
           8' Cor de Nuit           61
           8' Vox Humana            61
              Cathedral Chimes      25 tubes
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  August 22, 2014]
    
    
  • Click Here From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.