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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 729, 1928)

Location:

Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church
361 Sumner Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108 US
Organ ID: 23505

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 48 ranks. 3,093 pipes. 4 divisions. 4 manuals. 48 stops. 37 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
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 48
  • Registers: 37
  • 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, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 01, 2015:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Foley-Baker began refurbishing the organ in 2007, they replaced the console with a three manual as the Solo division has never been added. It was not clear if this was a permanent change or a temporary measure while the original console was being refurbished. (Source: Church website, accessed August 30, 2015)

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

Database Manager on May 08, 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:
Tonally altered by Berkshire in 1967-69; rebuilt E.M. Skinner, #699 console added in 1969.

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.

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