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Estey Organ Co. (Opus 2892, 1930)

Location:

Salvation Army
120 West 14th St.
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10011 US
Centennial Memorial Temple
Organ ID: 30413

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Social Services
  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 37 ranks. 2,602 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 35 stops. 53 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side 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: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 35
  • Registers: 53
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: Stop keys 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.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe 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 April 29, 2017:

The building was originally the national headquarters before the offices were moved to New Jersey; the name of the 1,600-seat auditorium celebrated the 100 years since the birth of the Salvation Army founder, Methodist minister William Booth; replaced by an Allen analog instrument.

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

Database Manager on November 26, 2007:

Updated through online information from Philip Stimmel. -- The original Shop Order, as well as extant photos, indicate that this organ had a 4 manual console, not 5 as previously listed.

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

Database Manager on October 25, 2007:

Identified by James R. Stettner through information from the Estey Opus List, published in The Boston Organ Club newsletter, 1973-1979.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Factory Shop Order, via John Carnahan: Open In New Tab Typed specification
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Architect's Drawing of Exterior: Voorhees, Gmelin & Walker.

Auditorium interior: Photograph courtesy of the Salvation Army National Archives via Susan Mitchem. Taken on 1930-09-09

Console: Photograph courtesy of the Salvation Army National Archives via Susan Mitchem. Taken on 1930-09-09

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