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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 569, 1925)

Location:

Christ Church Cathedral, Episcopal
955 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 US
Organ ID: 23175

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • 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
  • 44 ranks. 2,817 pipes. 4 manuals. 40 stops. 55 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: 4
  • Stops: 40
  • Registers: 55
  • 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.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 01, 2007:

Information from the Austin Opus List, supported by information from Christ Church Cathedral, indicates the Austin that replaced the Skinner was Opus 2417, not 2195. Austin Opus 2195 was installed in Christ Church Cathedral, Springfield, Massachusetts, not in Hartford.

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

Database Manager on May 18, 2006:

Updated through online information from Floyd Higgins. -- Organ broken up prior to installation of Austin in 1963. Prior to this date, the wooden 32' Bombarde was removed and is now part of the large Reuter organ at First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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:
Replaced by #115 [sic]; Great rebuilt by Austin in 1951; replaced by 3/56 Austin, #2195 in 1963 retaining 1951 Great.
Manager's note: Opus 569 replaced Opus 115, not the reverse.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From Allen Kinzey: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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