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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2533, 1971)

Location:

South Congregational Church
45 Maple Street
Springfield, MA 01105 US
Organ ID: 12669

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Churches of Christ (UCC)
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • 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
  • 45 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 47 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Registers: 47
  • 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 Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 24, 2014:

Retained the case from 1874 E. G. & G. Hook Op. 781, which was rebuilt by Steere in 1894, Skinner in 1909 and 1926 and by Albert E. Carter Organ Co. in 1952.

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

Database Manager on February 02, 2006:

Replaced E. M. Skinner Opus 578 (1926).

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

Database Manager on January 07, 2005:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 29, 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 a regional convention booklet
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console and Facade. Facade is from the church's first organ (Hook & Hastings) and the Austin pipework is in chambers behind it.: Photograph by Lawrence Picard. Taken on 2018-05-10

Console: Photograph by Lawrence Picard. Taken on 2018-05-10

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