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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1244, 1953)

Location:

First Church of Christ, Scientist
Rockford, IL US
Organ ID: 35438

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Christ, Scientist
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on June 20, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 14 ranks. 884 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 13 stops. 16 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman 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 June 20, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 13
  • Registers: 16
  • 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 a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Setterboard (remote or in console).
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • 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 Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on June 20, 2018.
Database Manager on October 29, 2018:

The congregation moved again in 2016 to a small 30-seat facility in a suburban office park. The 1976 facility was sold to Gethsemane Christian Church.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on March 02, 2012:

Updated through online information from Gregory Gyllsdorff.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 29, 2018.

Database Manager on June 11, 2008:

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:
Extant; unaltered; moved to new building by Harold Lucas.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 29, 2018.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Allen Kinzey via <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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