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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 876, 1931)

Location:

Hershey Theatre
15 E. Caracas Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033 US
Community Theatre
Organ ID: 7342

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • The organ has been altered 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 September 02, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 69 ranks. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 60 stops. 81 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on September 02, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 60
  • Registers: 81
  • Position: Console on lift.
  • 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: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical 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
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on September 02, 2018.
Database Manager on July 03, 2013:

Updated through online information from Arnold Sten. -- This fine example of E.M. Skinner's work continues to go into disrepair. Since my previous update, the swell division is now unusable (1 of the 2 split chests is dead). There are now many dead notes in the floating fanfare division.

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

Database Manager on November 08, 2006:

Identified 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:

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

Database Manager on October 27, 2006:

Updated through online information from Arnold Sten. -- This organ is badly in need of repair. The combination action is unreliable. There are some "dead" ranks, as well as "dead" notes within certain ranks.

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 1986

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Originally an Aeolian contract (#1798). Some tonal work by Tellers in 1970's. Console restored in 1986 by A. Thompson-Allen Co.

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:

Console: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2002-05-01

Theatre Interior, Console, and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2002-05-01

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