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The Ernest M. Skinner Co. (Opus 289, 1919)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
325 Elm Street
Idaho Falls, ID 83402 US
Organ ID: 22389

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 13 ranks. 907 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 13 stops. 20 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center 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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 13
  • Registers: 20
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 13, 2015:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on November 22, 2014:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on December 23, 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:
Dedicated in 1920; additions in 1946 and 1948; rebuilt by Balcom & Vaughan, #853 with new console in 1982; solid-state combination action; now 2/26.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist reconstructed from extant Skinner chests & pipes; and notes in Balcom and Vaughan files: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on April 02, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ case and facade: Photograph by Halden Toy, organist, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2015-03-13

Great, leather-lipped, 8' Open Diapason: Photograph by Halden Toy, organist, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2015-03-13

Under-side of the Swell chest showing Pedal duplex actions: Photograph by Halden Toy, organist, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2015-03-13

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