Pipe Organ Database

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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 749, 1929)

Location:

Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park N
Dayton, OH 45405 US
Renaissance Hall
Organ ID: 23534

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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, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from John Roper on February 18, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 21 ranks. 1,326 pipes. 2 manuals. 18 stops. 35 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on November 28, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 18
  • Registers: 35
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on November 28, 2018.
Database Manager on November 28, 2018:

Updated by Matthew Hunt, who maintains the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on November 24, 2017:

Updated by Matthew Hunt, who maintains the organ.
Swell chamber pipe work is 73 notes for all ranks, 183 pipes for the Mixture III. In the Great chamber the violoncello and the Rohr Flute are 73 note pipe work; everything else is 61 notes. As of October 2017, all windchests were rebuilt and completed by the Hunt Krewson Pipe organ services of Dayton. Double Primary actions on duplex windchests were rebuilt completely by the Columbia Organ Company in Pa.

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

Database Manager on September 22, 2009:

Updated through online information from Lawrence Stofer. -- Chambers at the back of the stage. Pipework has much G.D. Harrison influence with more spotted metal pipes than earlier Skinners.

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

Database Manager on July 24, 2007:

Updated through online information from Michael Hughes.

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:
With player attachment; extant; player dismantled.

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:

Auditorium interior: Photograph by Len Levasseur, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-08-29

Console: Photograph by Len Levasseur, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-08-29

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