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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 808, 1929)

Location:

Trinity Lutheran Church
1345 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, MI 48207 US
Organ ID: 23606

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous 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
  • 31 ranks. 2,114 pipes. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 27 stops. 31 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 27
  • Registers: 31
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 03, 2016:

Cost: $18,000

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

Database Manager on October 15, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The main organ is located in the rear gallery tower. The Echo division is antiphonal to the main organ, and is housed in a left-side chamber with ornately carved facade in the chancel. The organ has been restored in phases beginning in the 1990s. First the blower was rebuilt and cleaned. Next, the Swell was de-piped, cleaned, releathered, rewired, and pressures adjusted. These first two phases were done by the Fowler Organ Co. of Lansing, Michigan. Next came the cleaning, releathering, and rewiring of the Great, Choir, and Pedal. This phase was followed by replacing the non-original chimes with a used, refurbished set of Deagan chimes. And lastly, the Echo division and console were cleaned, releathered, and rewired. These last three phases were accomplished by the Holden Organ Co. of Ferndale, Michigan.

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

Database Manager on May 15, 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. Dedication by Palmer Christian in early 1931.

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 church archives; courtesy Karl Osterland and Robert L. Walton
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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