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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 578, 1926)

Location:

South Congregational Church
45 Maple Street
Springfield, MA 01105 US
Organ ID: 23193

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • 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 15, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 49 ranks. 3,422 pipes. 4 manuals. 44 stops. 54 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 15, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 44
  • Registers: 54
  • 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 15, 2018.
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:
Rebuild and enlargement of #164; work done in Westfield; dedicated on September 26, 1926; replaced by 3/45 Austin, #2533 in 1971; dispersed; some pipes went to #388, #724 and #862.

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 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.
Program of Dedication Service: Open In New Tab Order of service and description of the organ
Document created on 1926-09-12
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Contract for organ 1926: Open In New Tab Complete contract for the Julia Neil Chapin Memorial Organ with specification list
Document created on 1926-02-01
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and Facade: Photograph from OHS Archives 2011.06.26.

Console (Robert Stanley Swan, organist): Photograph in church archives, courtesy of Lawrence Picard (1952-1968).

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