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Hall Organ Co.

Location:

Bethanian Lutheran
401 Martin Street
Unknown, PA 19128 US
Organ ID: 18932

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on October 24, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • 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 October 24, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on October 24, 2019.
Database Manager on October 24, 2019:

Updated by Kevin Chun, who has heard or played the organ.

The organ is maintained by the church and is in playable condition. The chamber appears to be clean, viewed through the casework between the case pipes. The 1971 additions do not tonally match what appears to be the surviving remains of the original tonal concept. The mixtures and upper work are much brighter and louder than the surviving ranks.The additions are cohesive unto to themselves and reflect the concepts of their period.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 25, 2019.

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.

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