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Austin Organs, Inc. (1967)

Originally The Aeolian Co. (1903)

Location:

Christ Church, Episcopal
20 N. American St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106 US
Organ ID: 13000

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 26, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 110 ranks. 7 divisions. 4 manuals. 84 stops. 98 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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 26, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 84
  • Registers: 98
  • 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: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture 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 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 26, 2019.
Database Manager on May 27, 2019:

Replaced in 2016 by 3/55 Fisk Op. 150.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 27, 2019.

Database Manager on May 07, 2017:

Contract: May 17, 1916
Reused Op. 943 (1903) as Antiphonal

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

Database Manager on April 04, 2012:

Rebuild of existing 1934/5 Aeolian-Skinner rel0cation and rebuild of 1903 Aeolian organ. Later enlarged and expanded by Brantley Duddy.

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 Taken from the AAM Philadelphia conference bulletin
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Gallery and Organ Case: Photograph by Mike Loukides. Taken on 2013-12-05

Console: Photograph by Mike Loukides. Taken on 2013-12-05

Left Drawknobs: Photograph by Mike Loukides. Taken on 2013-12-05

Right Drawknobs: Photograph by Mike Loukides. Taken on 2013-12-05

Console, case and pipes: Vintage postcard courtesy of Jeff Scofield.

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