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Czelusniak et Dugal, Inc. (1992)

Originally The Ernest M. Skinner Co. (Opus 179, 1910)
Exhibited in the 2015 OHS convention

Location:

Second Congregational Church / United Congregational Church
Holyoke, MA 01040 US
William and Sarah E. Skinner Memorial Chapel
Organ ID: 22113

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ is unaltered 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 May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 34 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 27 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 27
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 24, 2019:

Updated by Solena Rizzato, who maintains the organ.

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

Database Manager on February 14, 2014:

Updated through online information from Jennifer Bolmarcich. -- As a volunteer archivist for United Congregational Church, this information comes from church records about the organ and the repairs and rebuilding performed over the past century.

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

Database Manager on November 29, 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:
Rebuild of E. M. Skinner Opus 179 (1910), incorporating some parts from Opus 324 (Victory Theatre, 1920).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Specification from OHS Convention Handbook, 2015
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
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Instrument Images:

Nave: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2014-09-10

Chapel Interior, Chancel, and Twin Organ Cases: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2014-09-10

Pulpit and Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2014-09-10

Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2014-09-10

Chapel (right) and Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard; image courtesy of Len Levasseur. Taken on 2014-09-10

Chapel Exterior: Photograph (1912) from <i>The American Architect</i>; image courtesy of Len Levasseur.

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