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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 648-A, 1941)

Originally Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 648, 1927)

Location:

Temple Mishkan Israel
Selma, AL US
Organ ID: 23340

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Synagogues and other Jewish Houses of Worship
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • 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
  • 10 ranks. 2 manuals. 8 stops. 28 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: 2
  • Stops: 8
  • Registers: 28
  • 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 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 10, 2007:

Duplex stoplist typical of many small Skinner organs with players. The organ is still in place, with the two chambers installed behind the Roosevelt facade pipes. The Skinner console is placed where the Roosevelt keydesk was originally, extending behind the Roosevelt facade only slightly. Unfortunately, the organ has mechanical problems owing to deteriorating leather and is barely playable.

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:
Relocation and installation of #648 with player removed.

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.

Instrument Images:

Nameplate: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2003-08-07

Vox humana and Clarinet: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2003-08-07

Pipes: Viole, Diapason, Dolce: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2003-08-07

Pipes: Horn, Corno: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2003-08-07

Harp. View from above: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2003-08-07

Harp. View from below: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2003-08-07

Four reeds (1' C): Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2003-08-07

Pipe mouth, Open Diapason. Marks: "648 /sw./OP./CC/44": Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2003-08-07

Console: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2003-08-07

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