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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 596, 1926)

Location:

West Chester State Normal School / West Chester University
West Chester, PA US
Philips Auditorium
Organ ID: 23236

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 34 ranks. 2,244 pipes. 3 manuals. 29 stops. 38 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: 3
  • Stops: 29
  • Registers: 38
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 07, 2016:

Updated through online information from Colin O'Malley.
The instrument is in playable condition, but sees little use. However there is significant work that needs to be done, and there are plans for a total restoration in the future.

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

Database Manager on November 27, 2007:

Updated through onine information from Jeffrey Shaull.

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

Database Manager on March 25, 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:
Built in Westfield; console rebuilt in 1956, #596-A; extant; unaltered.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Taken from the Console November 2017: Open In New Tab Original document from Colin O'Malley. Originally published 2017-11-11
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Colin O'Malley. Taken on 2017-11-06

Great - Choir Stop Jamb: Photograph by Colin O'Malley. Taken on 2017-11-06

Swell - Pedal Stop Jamb: Photograph by Colin O'Malley. Taken on 2017-11-06

Couplers: Photograph by Colin O'Malley. Taken on 2017-11-06

Grillwork (Great - Choir): Photograph by Colin O'Malley. Taken on 2017-11-06

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