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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 805, 1929)

Location:

Otterbein United Brethren / Otterbein United Methodist Church
20 E. Clay St.
Lancaster, PA 17602 US
Organ ID: 10916

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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 unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on September 05, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 27 ranks. 1,854 pipes. 3 manuals. 24 stops. 28 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on September 05, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 24
  • Registers: 28
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on September 05, 2019.
Database Manager on October 28, 2019:

Console renovated/updated in 2013 by C. W. Gibson Pipe Organ Specialties, Monroeville NJ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 29, 2019.

Database Manager on October 28, 2019:

The building was completed in 1926 and the contract for the donated organ was signed in 1929; the organ was dedicated in June 1930.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 29, 2019.

Database Manager on September 30, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from John Elwood.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 28, 2019.

Database Manager on May 15, 2006:

Updated 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:
Extant; console rebuilt by Gundling in 1974.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 28, 2019.

Database Manager on July 06, 2005:

Console was rebuilt in 1974 by the Gundling firm of Lancaster including replacement of drawknobs with electro mechanical knobs.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 28, 2019.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 2003.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

"Building was formerly Otterbein United Brethren. Cost $25,000. Dedicated 1 Jun 1930 by Bishop G. D. Batdorf. Pitman stop action."

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from Jonathan Bowen: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and Pipe Facade: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2002-05-01

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2002-05-01

Sanctuary interior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-17

Sanctuary interior from floor: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-17

Sanctuary interior to rear: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-17

Chancel and pipe facade: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-17

Church exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-17

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