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Hall Organ Co. (1929)

Location:

Occidental College
1600 Campus Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90041 US
Bird Studio
Organ ID: 18476

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 10 ranks. 701 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action 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 February 22, 2016:

Updated through online information from Edmond Johnson.
Contract signed for $5950 in April 1929. Organ installed in September and October of that year.

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

Database Manager on June 28, 2005:

Identified through information in Classified List of Hall Organs, published in 1929 by Hall Organ Co., West Haven, Connecticut.

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 original contract dated April 8, 1929
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Interior of Bird Studio, Chamber Grillework, and Console: (ca. 1950's) Photograph from Occidental College Archives; image courtesy of Edmond Johnson.

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