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Berkshire Organ Co., Inc. (1969)

Location:

Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church
361 Summer Ave
Springfield, MA 01108 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 23506

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 4 divisions. 4 manuals.
All:
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe 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 September 01, 2015:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Skinner Opus 729 underwent rebuilding and tonal redesign by the Berkshire Organ Company from 1968 to 1970. Starting in 2007, it is undergoing additional changes being made by Foley-Baker. (Source: Church website, accessed Ausgust 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:
Alterations to Skinner Opus 729 (1928).

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

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