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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 862, 1931)

Exhibited in the 2016 OHS convention

Location:

Old St. Peter's Church, Episcopal
313 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 US
Organ ID: 23719

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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
  • 38 ranks. 2,565 pipes. 3 manuals. 35 stops. 46 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 35
  • Registers: 46
  • 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.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • 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
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on November 19, 2020:

November, 1931: The E.M. Skinner Organ Co. of Boston completed a new three-manual organ costing $23,200 that was installed in the old Feyring case. Twice the size of the Standbridge model it replaced, the Skinner filled the entire space in the loft once occupied by the organ console. A new echo organ was installed behind the pulpit, perhaps in the same framework created in 1908.] - Information from Robinson history [of the organ]

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on November 19, 2020.

Database Manager on February 27, 2012:

Updated through online information from Julien Girard.

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

Database Manager on May 16, 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:
Replaced Haskell organ in Feyring case; new Austin console in the 1970s; some tonal changes in 1974 using pipes from #578; Echo removed; mechanical restoration by Sam Hughes and A. Thompson-Allen Co. in 1988-89; David Harris console added in 1991; tonal restoration planned with additions.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from knobs on May 10, 1933; provided by Jonathan Bowen
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Nave and Feyring Organ Case: Photograph by Julien Girard. Taken on 2009-07-01

Left Stop Jamb and Feyring Organ Case: Photograph by Julien Girard. Taken on 2009-07-01

French Horn Pipework: Photograph by Julien Girard. Taken on 2009-07-01

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