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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1028, 1941)

Location:

Residence: John Hays Hammond, Jr. (Castle)
80 Hesperus Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930 US
Great Hall
Organ ID: 27156

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from John Roper on July 04, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 152 ranks. 8 divisions. 4 manuals. 96 stops. 172 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on February 12, 2021.

Solo:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on February 12, 2021.

Choir:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on February 12, 2021.

Swell:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on February 12, 2021.

Reed Chorus:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on February 12, 2021.

Baroque:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on February 12, 2021.

Positive:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on February 12, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on February 12, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 8
  • Stops: 96
  • Registers: 172
  • 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.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Combination Action Name: SSL
  • 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 Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from John Roper on February 12, 2021.
John Roper on July 04, 2021:

The Baroque division is the Aeolian instrument from Hammond's fathers home. The positiv was added later by G. Donard Harrison. The Fox Horn was named for Virgil Fox as a joke.

We received the most recent update for this note from John Roper on July 04, 2021.

John Roper on February 12, 2021:

Original console was built by Austin with a mechanical combination action. New console built in 1981 by Kim Boulton (then President of the E.M. Skinner Company) using a SSL relay.

We received the most recent update for this note from John Roper on March 01, 2021.

Database Manager on August 27, 2012:

Updated through online information from Peter Rudewicz. - 15 Generals and cancel - 8 Solo and cancel - 5 Baroque under Solo keys - 8 Swell and cancel -3 Baroque under Swell keys - 8 Great and cancel - 3 Baroque under Great keys - 8 Choir and cancel - 3 Baroque under Choir keys - 4 Pedal-toe studs - Also affect Pedal stops - Great to Pedal 8 reversible toe stud - Swell to Pedal 8 reversible toe stud - Sforzando reversible toe stud - Balanced Expression Pedals (Solo, Reed Chorus, Great, Choir, Master Swell, Crescendo) - 2 Spencer Turbine Orgoblo - 1- 15 H.P. Wind pressure 6" - 1-3 H.P. Wind pressure 20" - Electric Specialty generator (10 volts, 50 amperes)

We received the most recent update for this note from John Roper on March 01, 2021.

Database Manager on July 09, 2007:

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: Three mixtures and 8' Bourdon added to existing organ; in 1944 addition of Cornet VI.

We received the most recent update for this note from John Roper on February 12, 2021.
Original Console Specification: Open In New Tab Stoplist from organ forum website
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from John Roper on February 12, 2021.

New console stoplist: Open In New Tab Taken from console and CA documentation
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from John Roper on July 04, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Facade and Pipe Display: Photograph by Sam Cherubin. Taken on 2016-07-02

Console and Facade: Photograph by Sam Cherubin. Taken on 2016-07-02

Rose Window and Pipe Display: Photograph by Sam Cherubin. Taken on 2016-07-06

Console: Photograph by Sam Cherubin. Taken on 2016-07-02

Console - Right Stop Jamb: Photograph by Sam Cherubin. Taken on 2016-07-02

Console - Left Stop Jamb: Photograph by Sam Cherubin. Taken on 2016-07-02

Right stopjamb: Photograph by Sam Nelson, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. July 2018

Left stopjamb: Photograph by Sam Nelson, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. July 2018

Pedal pipework: Photograph by myorgan on the Organ forum, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2014

Austin console: Photograph from an archival source: From "The Hammond Museum" Booklet, submitted by Solomon Wickline. Taken approx. 1-1-1976

John Hays Hammond, Jr. inspecting the pipes of the Great Division: Photograph from an archival source: From "The Hammond Museum" Booklet, submitted by Solomon Wickline. Taken on 1976-01-01

Building exterior: Photograph from an archival source: From "The Hammond Museum" Booklet, submitted by Solomon Wickline. Taken on 1976-01-01

Console detail: Photograph by myorgan on the Organ forum, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2000s

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