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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 1862, 1934)

Location:

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
114 Montecito
Oakland, CA 94606 US
Organ ID: 13868

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 48 ranks. 3,071 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 52 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In side 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
  • Stops: 52
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • 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 August 08, 2011:

Updated through online information from Michael Page. -- Great Principal chorus restored with nearly identical pipework from Jameson Estey Opus 3017

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

Database Manager on November 16, 2005:

Updated through online information from Michael E. Page. -- Austin replacement console 1979 with extensive provision for additions. This console replaced a Klann, which replaced the original Austin 3-manual drawknob console.

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

Database Manager on January 08, 2005:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 31, 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>Austin Organs</i> by Orpha Ochse
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and organ: Photograph by Lanny Hochhalter. Taken on 2007-09-29

Organ case: Photograph by Don Daley, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-06-20

Chancel and organ case: Photograph by Don Daley, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-06-20

Console: Photograph by Don Daley, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-06-20

Left stopjamb: Photograph by Don Daley, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-06-20

Right stopjamb: Photograph by Don Daley, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-06-20

Builder nameplates: Photograph by Don Daley, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-06-20

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