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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 389, 1922)

Location:

North Presbyterian Church
Binghamton, NY US
Organ ID: 22681

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • 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
  • 30 ranks. 3 manuals. 26 stops. 35 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: 26
  • Registers: 35
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • 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 December 30, 2019:

The date of the removal and relocation of this organ is disputed. Bill Orzell provided a clipping from the Bingham Press newspaper which states that the organ was still there at the funeral of the donor, Willis Sharpe Kilmer, in July of 1940.

"As the casket was carried into the church and placed in front of the pulpit, the muted tones of the Kilmer Memorial Organ--a gift of the publisher--accentuated the solemnity." (Bingham Press, July 16, 1940) [the article title and page number were not included in the clipping]

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 31, 2019.

Database Manager on January 08, 2006:

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:
1933 Moved to First Presbyterian, Lincoln, Nebraska; gone; some pipework owned by David Spicer, Wethersfield, Connecticut, some in relocated #467.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 30, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Allen Kinzey via <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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