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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 322, 1920)

Exhibited in the 2015 OHS convention

Location:

Second Congregational Church / United Congregational Church
295 High Street
Holyoke, MA 01040 US
Organ ID: 6242

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been restored to a previous 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 May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 70 ranks. 4,699 pipes. 4 manuals. 66 stops. 84 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 66
  • Registers: 84
  • 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 roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe 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 November 19, 2007:

Updated through online information from Nicholas Russotto. -- There are ventil-style registration aids in hitchdown fashion. When used they bring on "Reeds," "Diapasons," "Strings." There is also a hitchdown for "All Swells" and one for "Chimes on Pedal."

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

Database Manager on January 04, 2006:

Updated 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:
Replaced #167; Echo organ is #322-A; dedication recital by William Churchill Hammond on June 21, 1922; extant; unaltered; restorative work by Czelusniak et Dugal from 1977 to 1992. (see # 179 for chapel organ)

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Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1991

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Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Restored by Czelusniak et Dugal 1979. Restoration completed 1990. Reeds refurbished by David Broome, Austin Organs. [Replaced Skinner Op. 167, which was a rebuild of 1894 Hutchings Op. 327. Burned 1919.]

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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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