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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 434, 1923)

Location:

Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10036 US
Organ ID: 22858

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • 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
  • 46 ranks. 2,865 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 39 stops. 48 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 39
  • Registers: 48
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 02, 2019:

The organ was moved in 1960 by Lewis & Hitchcock to the Takoma Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, Takoma Park, Maryland.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 03, 2019.

Database Manager on January 18, 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:
Complete overhaul under G. Donald Harrison's direction in 1935, #3-5364; later dispersed.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>The American Organist</i>, July 1924
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Auditorium interior: Photograph from <i>The American Organist</i> May 1924.

Lynnwood Farnam at the console: Photograph from <i>Stop, Open and Reed</i> via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project. Taken on 1924-09-09

Facade: Photograph from an archival source: website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. unknown

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