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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 690, 1916)

Location:

Mount McGregor Correctional Facility
1000 Mount McGregor Rd.
Wilton, NY 12831 US
Chapel
Organ ID: 12338

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Interdenominational Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 12 ranks. 783 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 12 stops. 14 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 12
  • Registers: 14
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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 Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action 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 May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on March 27, 2015:

Updated through online information from Randell Franklyn Busby. -- Organ has been placed for sale on eBay (03-08-2015)

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

Database Manager on July 26, 2014:

The sanitorium was opened in 1913 for the benefit of Metropolitan employees suffering from tuberculosis; it closed in 1945. After World War II, it was used as a facility for military veterans returning to civilian life. In the 1960's, the facility was taken over by the State of New York as a school for the mentally challenged. At first, the school was the Mount McGregor division of Rome State School before it became Wilton State School. It was taken over by the NY State Department of Corrections in the 1970's. Plans were to close the facility the summer of 2014.

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

Database Manager on July 30, 2013:

Updated through online information from Douglas Campbell. -- In 2006, the power supply (12v.) was changed, the main regulator was re-leathered and repairs were made to broken wiring. A concert was given during the OHS Certificate presentation by Agnes Rose Armstrong.

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

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