The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Organ Historical Society Headquarters - "Stoneleigh"
330 North Spring Mill Road
Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085-1737

OHS Database ID 60775.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 5, 2018.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 31 stops. 52 registers. 35 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console with roll top.

Tilting/rocking tablets on angled jambs. Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs.


  • Originally built in 1931 for the C. W. Nichols residence ("Pleasantdale Ch√Ęteau") in West Orange, New Jersey. (Steven E. Lawson. December 4, 2017)

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Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-13
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-13
Console and Room. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-13
Left Stopjamb. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-13
Right Stopjamb. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-13
Coupler rail. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-13
Stoneleigh Exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-13

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  • Typed Specification. Source: courtesy Chris Kehoe, Emery Brothers
    Villanova, Pennsylvania
    Organ Historical Society Headquarters - "Stoneleigh"
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 878   1931   3 manuals, 31 stops, 35 ranks
    Originally built for the C. W. Nichols residence in West Orange, New Jersey
    This installation by Emery Brothers (2017)
              GREAT ORGAN (II)                          SWELL ORGAN (III)
           8' First Diapason        73              16' Flute (ext. 8')       12
           8' Second Diapason       73               8' Diapason              73
           8' Flute F               73               8' Spanish Flute         73
           8' Flute P               73               8' String F Vibrato (TC) 61
           8' String F              73               8' String F              73
           8' String P              73               8' String P Vibrato (TC) 61
           4' Octave                73               8' String PP             73
           4' Flute                 73               4' Flute                 73
           2' Piccolo               61               2' Flageolet (fr. 4')    --
           8' Trumpet               73                  Mixture V            305
           8' Clarinet              73               8' Cornopean             73
              Chimes                                 8' Oboe                  73
           8' Harp (TC)                              8' Vox Humana            73
           4' Celesta                                   Swell Unison Release
              Great Unison Release                      Swell 4
              Great 4                                   Swell 16
              Great 16                                  Tremolo
              CHOIR ORGAN (I) (duplexed from Gt)        SOLO ORGAN (floating)
           8' Diapason [Second]                      8' Flute F               73
           8' Flute F                                8' String F Vibrato      73
           8' Flute P                                8' String F              73
           8' String F                               8' French Horn           73
           8' String P                               8' Tuba                  73
           4' Flute                                     Solo to Choir
           2' Piccolo                                   Solo to Great
           8' Trumpet                                   Tremolo
           8' Clarinet                              
              Chimes                                    PEDAL ORGAN
           8' Harp (TC)                             32' Resultant             --
           4' Celesta                               16' Diapason (ext. Gt)    12
              Choir Unison Release                  16' Flute F               44
              Choir 4                               16' Flute P (Sw)          --
              Choir 16                              16' Violone               32
              Tremolo                                8' Flute F (fr. 16')     --
                                                     8' Flute P (Sw)          --
              ECHO ORGAN (III)                          Chimes
           8' Diapason              73
           8' String                73
           8' Flute                 73
           8' Vox Humana            73
              ADJUSTABLE COMBINATIONS                   COUPLERS
              Great    0-1-2-3-4-5  (thumb)             Swell to Pedal 8
              Swell    0-1-2-3-4-5  (thumb)             Great to Pedal 8
              Choir    0-1-2-3-4-5  (thumb)             Choir to Pedal 8'
              Solo     0-1-2-3-4    (thumb)             Great to Pedal 4
              Pedal    0-1-2-3-4    (thumb & toe)       Swell to Pedal 4
              General  0-1-2-3-4    (thumb & toe)       Swell to Great 16
              Set                   (thumb)             Swell to Great 8
              General Cancel        (thumb)             Swell to Great 4
                                                        Choir to Great 16
              REVERSIBLES                               Choir to Great 8
              Great to Pedal        (thumb & toe)       Choir to Great 4
              Swell to Pedal        (thumb & toe)       Swell to Choir 16
              All Swells            (toe)               Swell to Choir 8
              Sforzando (red)       (thumb & toe)       Swell to Choir 4
              Level                 (thumb & toe)       Echo Only
                                                        Echo on Swell
              PERCUSSIONS                               Echo Only
              Harp/Celesta          61 bars             Echo on Choir
                P and F             (buttons)
              Chimes                21 tubes            INDICATOR LIGHTS
                P and F             (buttons)           Sforzando           
                Dampers On and Off  (buttons)           All Swells
              DUO-ART PLAYER (in console)
              Tempo                 (lever)             EXPRESSION
              Rewind                (button)            Balanced Swell Pedal
                                                        Balanced Great/Choir Pedal
              CONCERTOLA PLAYER                         Balanced Solo/Echo Pedal
              Separate cabinet holding 10 rolls         Crescendo
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2018-05-05]
  • Click Here Typed Specification. Source: courtesy Chris Kehoe, Emery Brothers Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.