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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 904, 1933)

Location:

W. K. Kellogg Middle School
60 W. Van Buren Street
Battle Creek, MI 49017 US
Auditorium
Organ ID: 7372

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: High Schools, Preparatory Schools, and Academies
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 72 ranks. 4,616 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 56 stops. 70 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 56
  • Registers: 70
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible 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 April 19, 2007:

Updated through online information from Trevor Dodd. -- -The organ is extant and completely original. The organ needs to be releathered and mechanically tuned up a bit. The combination action is completely unusable at this time. The organ can be played for demonstration purposes, but at this time is too unreliable for public performances. Some manual pistons have a "second touch" action that works for the pedal stops. The combination action is the vertical selector type. Blower is 20HP (440V) Spencer; it delivers 7.5" static to the Swell, Great, Choir, Pedal and Echo, 15" to the main Solo, and 20" to the Solo Tuba and Pedal unit reed. 30A rectifier to replace generator that is still there, but disconnected -- Choir, Swell, Solo, and Echo chests are 73-note chests for use with the super couplers.

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

Database Manager on November 16, 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:
Extant; unaltered.

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 1995.

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:

Auditorium Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-08-17

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