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The Aeolian Co. (Opus 1274, 1913)

Location:

Residence: William L. Austin / Beaumont Retirement Community
404 Cheswick Place
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 US
Organ ID: 5139

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 28 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Setterboard (remote or in console).
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard not meeting AGO standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on January 29, 2011:

Updated through online information from Paul Marchesano. -- Original ventil, duplexed manual chests appear to have been modified with direct electric magnet installation. Most treble string pipes appear to have been replaced with spotted metal supply house pipes. Original action remains in offset Pedal chests. Combination action not functioning. Original relay has been replaced with solid state. (Personal inspection, November 2010)

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1992

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Refurbished c. 1991 by residents and Columbia Organ Works. Building was residence of William L. Austin.

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

Instrument Images:

Organ Facade: Photograph by Beaumont Retirement Community courtesy of Robert Bury (2019).

Console: Photograph by Robert Bury (2014).

Right Stop Jamb: Photograph by Robert Bury (2014).

Left Stop Jamb: Photograph by Robert Bury (2014).

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