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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 328, 1921)

Location:

Cleveland Public Auditorium
Cleveland, OH US
Public Hall/Music Hall
Organ ID: 6255

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • 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: EP pitman
  • 149 ranks. 9,782 pipes. 5 manuals. 123 stops. 153 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 5
  • Stops: 123
  • Registers: 153
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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 Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action 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 June 15, 2011:

Updated through online information from Conor Annable.

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

Database Manager on December 31, 2010:

Updated through online information from Bob Higgins.

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

Database Manager on May 24, 2008:

Updated through online information from Don Daley. -- Klann Console used exclusively, organ rarely played, chambers very dusty/dirty

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:
Opening recital by Edwin Arthur Kraft on September 10, 1922; extant.

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 1991

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Temporary Klann console in 1971, original in storage. Some work by Joseph Nagle in 1970s. Metal pipes of Echo stolen by 1990. [Same as Public Hall?]

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

Instrument Images:

Building Exterior: Photograph by Joseph M. McCabe. Taken on 2007-06-23

Stage and Pipework: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-06-26

Stage, Pipework, and Main Auditorium: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-06-26

Stage from Main Auditorum Side: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-06-26

Theater, Stage, and Pipework: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-06-26

Swell Pipework: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2006-01-11

Swell Pipework: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2006-01-11

Swell Pipework: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2006-01-11

Swell Pipework: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2006-01-11

Swell Pipework: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2006-01-11

Swell Pipework: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2006-01-11

View from music hall to stage: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2008-07-05

Auditorium side: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2008-07-05

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