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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2401A, 1978)

Originally Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2401, 1963)

Location:

Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church
2061 Kentucky Avenue
Vestavia Hills (Birmingham), AL 35216 US
Organ ID: 26127

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist 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: Austin Universal Air
  • 49 ranks. 2,969 pipes. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 40 stops. 51 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air 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: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 40
  • Registers: 51
  • 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.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 04, 2017:

New 3-manual drawknob Austin console added ca. 2014.

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

Database Manager on June 27, 2013:

Updated through online information from Quint Harris. -- In 2006 new bellows leather was installed. Repairs are currently underway to releather the entire organ (2013). Swell division was complete on June 7, 2013

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

Database Manager on May 27, 2007:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Addition of an Antiphonal Division of 7 registers, 7 speaking stops, 9 ranks, and 537. A Vox Humana was still prepared-for in the Antiphonal when I saw this organ in February, 1988.

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 <i>The Diapason</i> May 1963 and visit April 1989
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-11-06

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-11-06

Church Exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-11-06

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