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The Aeolian Co. (Opus 1191, 1911)

Location:

Stanton Hall
Main Street, Stanton by Dale
Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 4QH GB
Organ ID: 67612

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ has been removed from this location and currently in storage.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on February 16, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 9 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 16 stops. 32 registers.
Main:
  • Built by The Aeolian Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 16
  • Registers: 32
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Blind action not moving stop controls.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on February 16, 2021.
Paul R. Marchesano on February 16, 2021:

Stanton Hall, near Nottingham, 2/9 (H). An untouched, but unplayable, instrument lying neglected in a comparatively small house which is now an old people's home. Most of the organ is under the stairs, with pedal pipes disguised behind panelling nearby. The client here was the electrical engineer C.R. Crompton, of Crompton-Parkinson Electric Motors and British Organ Blowers fame. One wonders whether British Organ Blowers was founded in response to problems related to this residence organ. -- Roll-Operated Player Pipe Organ Census, Rowland Lee, Mechannical Music Digest Archives, 12 Oct 2010; accessed 16 Feb 2021.

The house is on the real estte market and closed. The organ was removed to storage by Carl Heslop for relocation to a private residence in the North of England.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on February 16, 2021.

Instrument Images:

House exterior: Photograph from an archival source: real estate photo, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. c. 2021

Console: Photograph by Carl Heslop, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-02-15

Pipework under stairs: Photograph by Carl Heslop, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-02-15

Pedal Bourdon: Photograph by Carl Heslop, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-02-15

Vox Humana: Photograph by Carl Heslop, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-02-15

Console removed, side view: Photograph by Carl Heslop, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-02-15

Console interior: Photograph by Carl Heslop, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-02-15

Under stairs installation with shades: Photograph by Carl Heslop, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2021-02-15

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