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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 555, 1925)

Location:

RKO Palace Theatre
41 S. Main Street
Akron, OH 44308 US
Organ ID: 23157

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 15 ranks. 1,054 pipes. 3 manuals. 15 stops. 24 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: 15
  • Registers: 24
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 23, 2016:

Updated through online information from Robert J Parks.

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

Database Manager on February 22, 2014:

Information received from Jeff Scofield indicates the organ was installed in First Methodist Church, Brownsville, Tennessee in 1942, probably by E.M. Skinner & Son.

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

Database Manager on March 23, 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:
Gone.

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