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Midmer-Losh Inc. (Opus 5550, 1932)

Exhibited in the 2016 OHS convention

Location:

Atlantic City Convention Hall / Boardwalk Hall
2301 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 US
Main Auditorium
Organ ID: 14488

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • 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: EP pitman
  • 449 ranks. 33,114 pipes. 20 divisions. 7 manuals. 337 stops. 852 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Built by Midmer-Losh Inc.
  • Manuals: 7
  • Divisions: 20
  • Stops: 337
  • Registers: 852
  • 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: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Combination Action Name: Opus-Two
  • 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 a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Peter Tomasi III on October 20, 2020.
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 December 21, 2016:

Updated through online information from Shawn.

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

Database Manager on July 19, 2012:

Updated through online information from Stephen D. Smith. -- I am the Honorary Curator of the Organs at Boardwalk Hall (formerly the Convention Hall), Atlantic City, and the author of two major books and numerous articles about the Hall's pipe organs. -- Choir and Great compass: 85 keys (CCC to c5). Swell compass: 73 keys (GGG to g4).

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

Database Manager on April 18, 2012:

Updated through online information from Steven Ickes.

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

Database Manager on June 09, 2010:

Updated through online information from Gui Kirsch. -- Largest Pipe organ in the world. Most stops are extended. Contains one of two 64' stops, a 64' Diaphone-Dulzian. (has Dulzian pipes in higher octaves) Has 5 stops, reeds, standing on 100". Among them is the Grand Ophicleide, the loudest in the world. Most of the organ stands on 15" of wind. The organ has 8 chambers: Right Stage, Left Stage, Right Foward, Left Foward, Right Center, Left Center, Right Upper, Left Upper *(in ceiling). -- First and Second manuals have 7 octaves starting at CCC, Third manual has about 6 octaves starting at FFF

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

Database Manager on September 05, 2005:

Online update from David Kinyon -- Due to ongoing renovations and repairs to the auditorium, both organs have been rendered totally unplayable. The main organ has for all intents and purposes been mostly unplayable since the late 1970s. Complete details on these instruments are available on the ACCHOS web site.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
https://www.boardwalkorgans.org/midmer-losh-info/: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Anthony Trivisonno Jr. on November 25, 2020.
Specification: Open In New Tab Detail specification listing the original voice numbering system.
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on November 25, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Exterior and Interior of the Hall: Postcard from the collection of Jim Cook. Taken on 1964-01-01

Console and Reginald Foort, British Organist: Photograph by Fred Hess & Son; image located in the OHS Library and Archives and courtesy of Bynum Petty.

Main Console: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2015-02-17

Main Console: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2015-02-17

Moveable Console: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2015-02-17

William Jackson Atlantic City Convention Hall Organist (1933-1941): Photograph from an archival source: williamjacksonatlanticcityorganist.com, submitted by Craig Otto. Taken approx. Before 1941

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