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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 679, 1927)

Location:

St. John's Episcopal Church
1105 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301 US
Organ ID: 7021

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: EP pitman
  • 27 ranks. 1,554 pipes. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 21 stops. 29 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman 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: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 21
  • Registers: 29
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 28, 2012:

Updated through online information from Daniel Faber.

Restored in 2019. New solid-state switching, refurbishment of manual and pedal claviers, refurbishment of offset chests, all pipework cleaned, refurbished, and voiced. Three ranks added: a Grave Mixture II to the Great (new pipework) and a 4' Principal to the Swell (vintage A-S pipework). Bottom octave of Swell Geigen 8 replaced.

All work was performed by John Muller of Muller Pipe Organ Company, Croton Ohio

We received the most recent update for this note from J Daniel Faber on August 14, 2020.

Database Manager on April 21, 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 a two manual tracker which had been tubularized and rebuilt by Reuben Midmer & Son; built in Westfield; some alterations by Lewis & Hitchcock in 1968; planned restoration by Samuel Koontz in 1992; due to death of Koontz, restoration completed by Columbia Organ Works in 1995 with additions using pipework from #415, #417, #429, #434 and #602.

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

Database Manager on February 21, 2005:

Information from http://www.columbiaorgan.com/cow/charles.html in 2004.

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 1996.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Removed from church 1991. Retrieved from deceased organ builder's shop 1993. Reinstalled 1995 by Columbia Organ Works with additions & microprocessor-controlled combination action and switching. Historical Organ Recital 9 Feb 1996.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From Allen Kinzey: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist, 2019: Open In New Tab Current Stoplist as of 2019. Addition of three ranks (Grave Mixture II to the Great and Principal 4 to the Swell).
Document created on 2019-08-19
We received the most recent update for this document from J Daniel Faber on August 14, 2020.

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