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Welte-Mignon Corporation [Welte Organ Co.] (1918)

Location:

Residence: Wm. Boyce Thompson ("Alder Manor")
North Broadway
Yonkers, NY US
Organ ID: 49696

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 02, 2012:

Updated through online information from Jim Lewis. -- This organ was built ca. 1918 by M.P. Moller, as a sub-contract from the Welte Co. The main divisions are on the third floor and speak into the galleried main staircase area. The Echo division is in the basement and speaks through a small grill at the base of a wall in the main hallway, near the front entrance to the house. The console is partly recessed into a wall on the second floor, just outside the master bedroom suite.

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

Database Manager on May 13, 2012:

Identified through online information from Jim Lewis. -- Three-manual Welte Philharmonic Organ installed ca.1915. "Alder Manor" was built in 1912 and designed by Carrere & Hastings. Console is on the second floor, main pipework on the third floor and the Echo division is in the basement speaking up through floor grilles in the main first floor hallway.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from console 8/30/2012
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Pipe Facades and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Jim Lewis. Taken on 2012-08-30

Console: Photograph by Jim Lewis. Taken on 2012-08-30

Second Floor Hall and Console: Photograph (ca. 1920) from the Thompson Family Archives; image courtesy of Jim Lewis.

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