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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 1416, 1926)

Location:

Sesquicentennial Exposition
Philadelphia, PA US
Organ ID: 11964

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Status and Condition:

  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 161 ranks. 10,731 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 190 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 190
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 09, 2005:

Installed in the Auditorium Building on the Sesquicentennial Fair Grounds.

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

Database Manager on March 09, 2005:

Adjustable Swell shoe coupling.

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

Database Manager on March 09, 2005:

Organ was purchased from Saul Freeman, Auctioneer upon dissolution fo the Sesquicentennial Exposition by Cyrus H. K. Curtis and donated to the University of 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.

Instrument Images:

Console and C. Walter Wallace, Organist: Image courtesy of the Library of Congress. Taken on 1926-08-24

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