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The Aeolian Co. (Opus 1444, 1920)

Location:

Residence: Alfred G. Wilson
Rochester, MI 48063 US
Meadow Brook Hall
Organ ID: 5262

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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 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)
  • 3 manuals. 77 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 77
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets on slanted jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • 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 January 12, 2006:

Updated through on-line information from Arthur J Snook. -- Antiphonal section above 3rd floor; heard on main floor through sound ducts in walls. Slight change of information. AEolian #1444 was ordered for the Grosse Pointe home of John Dodge, but that building was not completed after his death in 1920, and the organ was never installed in that building. Most of the organ is playable, but the original player mechanisms are disconnected. A MIDI connection has been installed.

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:

Relocated from the John Dodge residence in Grosse Pointe, MI. by Mr. Dodge's widow, who married Alfred G. Wilson. With 2 duo-art players.

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

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Meadow Brook Hall. Taken approx. 2013

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