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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 252, 1910)

Location:

Hotel Astor
Broadway between 44th & 45th Streets
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10036 US
Auditorium & L'Orangerie Room
Organ ID: 12126

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Hotels
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • 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
  • 77 ranks. 5,122 pipes. 8 divisions. 4 manuals. 75 stops. 86 registers.
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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 8
  • Stops: 75
  • Registers: 86
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • 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 May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 22, 2012:

Updated through online information from Steven E. Lawson.

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

Database Manager on November 16, 2010:

Updated through online information from Connor Annable.

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 from <i>The New York City Organ Project</i>, NYC AGO
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Balcony console: Photograph from the collection of Jim Lewis, via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project.

Ballroom interior: Photograph from Austin brochure, collection of Jeff Scofield.

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