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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 778, 1929)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
64 Passaic Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 23559

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian 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
  • 21 ranks. 1,432 pipes. 3 manuals. 21 stops. 28 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side 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: 3
  • Stops: 21
  • Registers: 28
  • 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 without cover.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 08, 2015:

Updated through online information from Rasaan Bourke. -- Presently, Opus 778 is serviced through a maintenance program with the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company.

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

Database Manager on February 28, 2015:

Updated through online information from Davis C. Badaszewski.

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

Database Manager on May 10, 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:
Extant; some tonal changes and additions ca. 1990 with solid-state combination action.

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 <i>The Diapason</i>, August 1929
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Rasaan Hakiem Bourke. Taken on 2014-07-15

Right Drawknobs: Photograph by Rasaan Hakiem Bourke.

Console: Photograph by Rasaan Bourke. Taken on 2015-01-15

Manuals and Coupler Rocking Tablets: Photograph by Rasaan Bourke. Taken on 2015-01-15

Church Exterior: (ca. 2015) Photograph by FPC of Hackensack; image courtesy of Rasaan Hakiem Bourke.

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