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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 411, 1912ca.)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
140 East Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17602 US
Organ ID: 11874

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on March 29, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 35 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on December 16, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • 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 March 17, 2008:

Echo/Antiphonal retained in Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1070-A (1947).

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

Database Manager on February 19, 2007:

Updated through online information from Larry Pruett. -- This instrument was removed from its original location in the late 1940s or early 1950s and installed in St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Columbia, Pennsylvania with a new console and without the original antiphonal division which remained in 1st Presbyterian, Lancaster. In the mid 1990s, St. Pauls replaced the organ with an electronic substitute and much of the Austin Pipework was used in an instrument for St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Valley View, Pennsylvania.

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

Database Manager on December 21, 2004:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 20, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.

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

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