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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2373, 1961)

Location:

Concordia Lutheran Church
41 Pitkin Street
Manchester, CT US
Organ ID: 12856

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran 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
  • 27 ranks. 2 manuals. 20 stops. 28 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) 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
  • Stops: 20
  • Registers: 28
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • 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 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.
John Anderson on September 26, 2020:

As you sit at the console facing the pipework, the Great division is centrally located with its Principal chorus exposed. The rest of the Great division sits behind and is under expression.

The Swell division is fully under expression and sits to the right of the Great, behind acoustic cloth drapery.

The small bit of the Pedal division that is independent sits to the left of the Great, behind acoustic clouth drapery.

We received the most recent update for this note from John Anderson on September 26, 2020.

John Anderson on September 26, 2020:

As of the last time I played the instrument (January 26, 2020), all stops were functioning with a few scattered dead notes, with the exception of those stops marked "DEAD" in the stoplist. Those had not worked before the water damage occurred, either.

The roof leaks proved to be very difficult to track down and the organ remained draped in plastic -- although still playable -- for well over a year.

We received the most recent update for this note from John Anderson on September 26, 2020.

Database Manager on December 04, 2017:

Updated by John Anderson, who has heard or played the organ.
As of October, 2017, the organ requires extensive repairs due to water damage to the chests from a leaking roof. Several ranks are unusable due to dead notes and/or high likelihood of ciphering.

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 taken from the console September 13, 2015
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

This was taken while the exposed Great division was still shrouded in plastic to avoid damage from further roof leaks.: Photograph by John Anderson. Taken on 2019-06-09

Rear gallery showing the detached console position and the central exposed Great pipework: Photograph by Unknown, submitted by John Anderson. Taken on 2010-11-07

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