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The Ernest M. Skinner Co. (Opus 125, 1905)

Location:

Columbia University
1660 Amsterdam Ave. at 117th St.
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10031 US
St. Paul's Chapel
Organ ID: 19623

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 29, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 51 ranks. 3,072 pipes. 4 manuals. 49 stops. 67 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman 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 29, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 49
  • Registers: 67
  • 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: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 29, 2018.
Database Manager on November 13, 2005:

Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Console rebuilt with new remote combination action plus some tonal regulation and releathering in 1928, #125-A; replaced by #985.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Factory Specifications, via Larry Trupiano
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Organ in St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University: Open In New Tab Description, photograph, stoplist
Document created on 1905-01-01
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Factory specifications and Memorandum of Agreement: Open In New Tab Stoplist, contract details, and handwritten annotations
Document created on 1905-06-05
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chapel Interior: Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project.

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