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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 608, 1926)

Location:

St. James Episcopal Church
131 North State Street
Painesville, OH 44077 US
Organ ID: 23272

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • 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
  • 32 ranks. 2,235 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 29 stops. 35 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
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 29
  • Registers: 35
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 30, 2009:

Updated through online information from William J Benner. -- This instrument was severely damaged by water and plaster on several occasions in the past, which resulted in cleaning but no tonal alterations. Console had been converted to solid state in 1990, however. The chimes and the harp/celeste listed in the specification were never installed. Sometime early in its life the pedal chime drawknob was appropriated to add a 32' Resultant to the pedal. The instrument is currently being restored by the Bunn=Minnick Co in Columbus Ohio. They are adding a renovated Skinner harp/celeste rescued from another instrument and are searching for a compatible chime set. The 32' Resultant will be retained, though not original. The organ was in continuous use from 1926 until June 5, 2009.

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

Database Manager on April 15, 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; poorly rebuilt in 1950; console components and switching systems replaced by solid-state combination action by Peebles-Herzog in 1990; wind pressures restored to original specifications in 1990; extant.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From OHS Archives, via Jonathan Bowen: 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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