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Residence: R. P. Noble / Carol & William Browne / Benenson
Round Hill Road
Greenwich, Connecticut

OHS Database ID 23604.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 1, 2017.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Two manuals. 2 divisions. 11 stops. 34 registers. 14 ranks. 861 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Blind action not moving stop controls. Concave radiating pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

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:
    With player attachment; extant in 1990; house sold to a Mr. McAfee. (Database Manager. May 15, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Frank Thompson. -- The house is now owned by Carol and William Browne. The organ is a basement installation. The Great division has seen water damage. I rebuilt this division (releather) in 1999. I had to do it again in 2003. At that time it was discovered that the water was from a garden sprinkling system. All is fixed now, we hope! This organ is used only each year for the Brownes' Christmas party. I am called each year for service about Dec. first. This organ is all original from 1929 save for the switches in the console, which I releathered, and the releathering the Great after the water problem. The Harp has water problems and needs to be rebuilt. (Database Manager. June 18, 2007)
  • Updated by Anthony Meloni, the builder.
    This organ has been completely restored by Meloni & Farrier. The work started in February 2017, and was completed in August 2017. All wind chest double primaries and pouchboards were releathered after either years of wear, or water damage. All pipes were removed for cleaning and minor repairs. The Harp and Celesta was removed and completely restored. The reservoirs were removed and restored in the workshop. The remote pneumatic switching for combination action action and player mechanism was removed and completely restored to exact original standards. The player machine is intact and functioning. All ivory naturals are as beautiful as the day they left the Skinner workshop. This organ is completely original. (Steven E. Lawson. September 1, 2017)

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Photographs

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Chamber 1 Restored Pipework. Photograph by Anthony Meloni (September 2017)
Chamber 1 Restored Pipework. Photograph by Anthony Meloni (September 2017)
Harp. Photograph by Anthony Meloni 2017-08-28
Console. Photograph by Anthony Meloni 2017-08-28
Restored Player Crescendo Unit. Photograph by Anthony Meloni September 2017

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey
    Greenwich, Connecticut
    R. P. Noble Residence
    
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 806   1929
    2 manuals, 34 registers, 11 stops, 14 ranks
    ___________________________________________
    
    With player attachment
    
             MANUAL I
             Expression #1
          8' Diapason            61
          8' Voix Celeste II    122
          8' Flute Celeste II   110
          8' Harp (TC)           --
          4' Celesta             61 bars
     
             Expression #2
         16' Bourdon             97
          8' Chimney Flute       --
          8' Cello Celeste II   122
          4' Flute               --
      2 2/3' Nazard              --
          2' Piccolo             --
      1 3/5' Tierce              --
          8' Trumpet             61
          8' French Horn         61
          8' English Horn        61
          8' Clarinet            61
          8' Vox Humana          61
             Tremolo
             Chimes              25 tubes
     
             MANUAL II - Duplicate of Manual I
    
             PEDAL ORGAN
         16' Bourdon             32
         16' Echo Lieblich      MAN
          8' Gedeckt             12
          8' Still Gedeckt      MAN
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-02-28]
    
    
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.