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Henry Knauff, Sr. (1869)

Location:

St. Malachy's R.C. Church
1429 N. 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122 US
Organ ID: 150

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • 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: Slider
  • 32 ranks. 3 manuals. 28 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 28
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection with pneumatic assists (e.g., Barker levers).
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
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 March 18, 2009:

Updated through online information from Paul Marchesano. -- The original mechanical combination machine is extant but disconnected from the stop action, apparently in 1878 with the addition of a Choir division and third manual. Damage from ceiling falling in is being worked on currently by church volunteers advised by amateurs.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1997

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuilt by Henry A. Burke 1878, 3-27. Emergency repairs 1996 for OHS convention. Unused 1997. Damaged by plaster 1997.

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

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