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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1249, 1955)

Location:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
724 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209 US
Organ ID: 10966

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 81 ranks. 7 divisions. 4 manuals. 59 stops. 74 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 59
  • Registers: 74
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb 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 June 16, 2013:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- 5-rank Chancel organ retained from previous organ; 3-rank reed chorus added to the Great at some point.

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

Database Manager on June 11, 2008:

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:
Replaced 1921 4/64 Austin, #1003 retaining Echo; connected to #1136 in chapel.

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 2004.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

"Replaced a 1921 Austin Op. 1003, retaining the Austin Echo. Connected to Op. 1136 in the chapel. Pitman stop action. Combination action has been converted to Solid-State logic using the original electro-pneumatic drawknob motors."

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

Instrument Images:

Nave, Balcony, and Pipe Displays: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

Console and Pipe Display: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

Builder and Designer Nameplates: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

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