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M. P. Möller (Opus 5819, 1931)

Exhibited in the 1996 OHS convention

Location:

Civic Center
Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104 US
Convention Hall
Organ ID: 8418

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on December 13, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 86 ranks. 6,319 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 75 stops. 93 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center 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 Hall:
  • Built by M. P. Möller
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 75
  • Registers: 93
  • 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: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • 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
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on December 13, 2020.

Main Hall:
  • Built by M. P. Möller
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 19
  • 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: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys in horseshoe curves.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on December 13, 2020.
Database Manager on May 14, 2012:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on January 04, 2010:

Updated through online information from Will Scarboro. -- This organ has two consoles, a 4 manual drawknob controlling 86 ranks, and a 4 manual theatre style controlling 19 ranks. The organ can also be played by an Artiste roll player. The auditorium was demolished in 2006, and the organ has been relocated to the University of Oklahoma -- Norman.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: Removed to storage in 2004.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Renovated by ATOS c. 1989. Building slated to be razed in 2004.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from the 1996 OHS <i>Handbook</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Auditorium Interior and Stage: (ca. 1938) Möller Catalog Photograph; image courtesy of Jeff Scofield.

Drawknob Console: Photograph from <i>The Diapason</i> (June 1931); image courtesy of Jeff Scofield.

Theatre Style Console: Photograph from <i>The Diapason</i> (June 1931); image courtesy of Jeff Scofield.

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