According to Austin Organs by Orpha Ochse, in 1950-1951 Austin Organs rebuilt the console in a more conventional style, eliminating many of the complicated and unusual features of the original design; other repairs were made and the theatre-style traps removed. The organ was removed in 1971 and parts dispersed; the console was relocated to the Cathedral-Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul in Philadelphia, where it was renovated to play the Austin/Tellers organ there. There are many more very interesting details in Dr. Ochse's book.We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Updated through online information from Robert Kerner. -- Not sure if any details are of interest at this point, but the organ was fairly well documented - I have photos, etc. Its main function was to accompany silent movies in Eastman Theater. Only the Echo chamber and chests (no pipes) are still there.We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
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.