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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 939, 1920)

Location:

SS. Peter and Paul R.C. Cathedral
Philadelphia, PA US
Organ ID: 11936

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on June 16, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 56 ranks. 3672 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 72 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on June 16, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Registers: 72
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on June 16, 2018.
Database Manager on August 04, 2005:

Organ placed in original JCB Standbridge case, retained original case pipes.

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

Database Manager on August 04, 2005:

Console had Austin Divisional patented "cancel bars." Contract refers to "Our new Patented 'deluxe' key touch."

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

Database Manager on January 26, 2005:

Substantially rebuilt by Tellers 1957-59. New Tellers console, chests and pipework, 32' stops discarded and replaced with electronic voices; some Solo stops retained; Antiphonal organ retained (both on new Tellers chests). Rebuilt again 1970s Brantley A. Duddy, Cedars PA. New Positiv division, additions to Pedal, replacement of most reeds and Great chorus. Used Austin console from Eastman Theatre installed.

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.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Original contract.: Open In New Tab Document created on 1920-11-01
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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