The Ernest M. Skinner Co. (Opus 191, 1911)

Exhibited in the 2005 OHS convention(s)

Location:

First Congregational Church
282 Rock Street
Fall River, MA 02720 US
Organ ID: 22134

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on May 03, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 27 ranks. 1,555 pipes. 3 manuals. 27 stops. 33 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 27
  • Registers: 33
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 06, 2014:

Updated through online information from Matthew Dion. -- Organ built by Ernest M. Skinner and installed in the church for the sum of $10,000.00 Aeolian-Skinner was retained to rebuild the organ in 1964. Proposal was never fully completed but releathering was done on "easy to reach places" and the replacement of the original magnet and relay system with a new system. Also the only tonal change consisted of making the pedal Bourdon play on the Great at 8' from the original 16'. Organ was again cleaned and restored by Emery Brothers of Doylestown PA in 2002.

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

Database Manager on December 01, 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:
Releathered in 1964, #191-A; altered by Raymond Whalon in the 1960s; new Bourdon by Thomas Anderson; extant.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Steve Emery, via Jonathan Bowen: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab OHS 2005 Southeastern Massachusetts Convention Booklet
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Facade: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2005-07-14

Stop jamb: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2005-07-14

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2004-05-10

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2004-05-10

Console: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2004-05-10

Chancel and Facades for Echo Division: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2004-05-10

Echo Divison Facade: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2004-05-10

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2004-05-10

Church interior to rear and organ case: Photograph by Brink Bush, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-05-21

Console: Photograph by Brink Bush, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-05-20

Builder nameplate: Photograph by Brink Bush, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-05-20

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