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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 791-A, 1955)

Originally Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 791, 1929)

Location:

Union Congregational Church
5088 Summit Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33415 US
Organ ID: 23583

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 23 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 19 stops. 31 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 19
  • Registers: 31
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • 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
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 21, 2018:

The organ did make the move to the new facility, as can be seen in the photos posted on this page; it can also be seen in a November 2018 Facebook photo with music rack light on, indicating in use.

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

Database Manager on March 24, 2013:

Updated through online information from Dr. Glen D. Arfsten.

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

Database Manager on May 23, 2009:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Church moved to new campus in 1994, unknown if organ was relocated. (source Aeolian-Skinner Archives website, accessed May 22, 2009 and church website)

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:
E. M. Skinner Opus 791 (1929), originally installed in the residence of Mrs. John B. Cooper (Palm Beach) and relocated here.

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:

Console and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Dr. Glen D. Arfsten. Taken on 2013-03-22

Left Drawknobs: Photograph by Dr. Glen D. Arfsten. Taken on 2013-03-22

Right Drawknobs: Photograph by Dr. Glen D. Arfsten. Taken on 2013-03-22

Manuals, Builder's Nameplate, Swell Pedals, and Toe Studs: Photograph by Dr. Glen D. Arfsten. Taken on 2013-03-22

Manuals and Coupler Rocking Tablets: Photograph by Dr. Glen D. Arfsten. Taken on 2013-03-22

Pipework: Photograph by Dr. Glen D. Arfsten. Taken on 2013-03-22

Pipework: Photograph by Dr. Glen D. Arfsten. Taken on 2013-03-22

Pipework: Photograph by Dr. Glen D. Arfsten. Taken on 2013-03-22

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