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H. D. Blanchard Pipe Organs (Opus 2OU, 1962)

Originally Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 229, 1914)

Location:

First Congregational Church
106 North Main Street
Oberlin, OH 44074 US
Organ ID: 22306

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • 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 Randall E. Wagner on July 19, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 30 ranks. 1,755 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 26 stops. 53 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by H. D. Blanchard Pipe Organs
We received the most recent update for this division from Randall E. Wagner on July 19, 2021.
Main:
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Chancel:
  • Built by H. D. Blanchard Pipe Organs
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 26
  • Registers: 53
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Combination Action Name: Reisner R-R
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • 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
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Randall E. Wagner on July 19, 2021.
Database Manager on December 20, 2014:

Dispersed/Parted out when the organ was replaced by a new Gober organ (incorporating some pipework from this organ).

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

Database Manager on April 20, 2006:

Updated through on-line information from Mark Blanchard.

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

Database Manager on December 21, 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 229 (1914).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Randall E. Wagner was one of the installers and tonal finishers.: Open In New Tab Stoplist quoted in "Organs of Oberlin" by Stephen Schnurr Originally published 1962
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Randall E. Wagner on July 19, 2021.

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