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The Aeolian Co. (Opus 1416, 1917)

Location:

Residence: George Eastman / George Eastman Museum
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 US
"North End Organ"
Organ ID: 58569

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Museums
  • 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)
  • 60 ranks. 4 manuals. 53 stops. 67 registers.
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: 4
  • Stops: 53
  • Registers: 67
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 02, 2016:

Contract: November 8, 1917; additions to Op. 947; cost: $47,300
Changed to a four-manual console
Shipped: July 31, 1918

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

Database Manager on June 13, 2016:

An original installation. Identified by Joe Blackburn, based on personal knowledge of the organ.
George Eastman supplemented his original Aeolian organ (opus 947 from 1904) with Aeolian Opus 1416 in 1917 installed in chambers separate from Opus 947. This second instrument suffered severe water damage and was removed in the 1960s. Aeolian 1345 has been installed in those chambers as a replacement for Opus 1416. The combined instrument is now playable and is used every day either by use of the roll player or by being played an organist.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Specification from <i>The Aeolian Pipe Organ and Its Music</i> by Rollin Smith (Richmond: The Organ Historical Society, 1998)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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