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Schantz Organ Co. (Opus 386, 1958)

Location:

St. John the Baptist R.C. Church
3026 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306 US
Organ ID: 24944

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 26 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 37 stops. 24 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery 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: 4
  • Stops: 37
  • Registers: 24
  • 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, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 12, 2011:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Most pipework located behind façade pipes in each corner of the balcony; some pipework exposed in the center under the gallery window.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on December 21, 2006:

Identified through on-line information from Eric Fahner. -- This organ is a 3 manual found in the balcony. It is in poor health, with many stops not working or only partially working. One can literally see the plater in the pipes. I did some very basic remedial work, repositioning some of the stoppers. It is a shame as a little work would help enormously. The organ sound is compromised by air conditioning ducts and closets placed between the sides of the organ in the 1970s.

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 a Schantz sales promotional flyer
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Nave, Balcony, and Pipe Facades: Photograph from Schantz Organ Company; image courtesy of Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1958-11-11

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1984-12-28

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1984-12-28

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