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Roger A. Colby, Inc. (1999)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (Opus 732, 1917)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
35 W. Chelton Ave.
Philadelphia: Germantown, PA 19144 US
Organ ID: 67658

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on February 18, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 4 manuals.
Main:
  • Built by Roger A. Colby, Inc.
  • Manuals: 4
  • 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 without cover.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • 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 Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on February 19, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Chancel, console and organ cases: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2018-11-19

Church interior: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2018-11-19

Church interior to rear and gallery organ: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2018-11-19

Console: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2018-11-19

Left stopjamb: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2018-11-19

Right stopjamb: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2018-11-19

Console and left organ case: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2018-11-19

Austin Tremolo: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2018-11-19

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