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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 988, 1939)

Location:

St. Mary's R.C. Church
219 3rd Street
Jersey City, NJ 07000 US
Organ ID: 9046

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on September 23, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 35 ranks. 2,016 pipes. 4 divisions. 2 manuals. 32 stops. 21 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on September 23, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 32
  • Registers: 21
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture 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 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 September 23, 2019.
Database Manager on September 23, 2019:

Updated by Eric Fahner, who has heard or played the organ.
Most all notes are 73
Organ is being restored by Mr Nick Meyers. Swell first as the leather was in poor condition. It has been found that the replacement blower is not adequate, and the plan is to have an expert to fix the original Century motor and overhaul the original Spencer blower pending reinstallation. I have as of September 2019 been organist at this organ for 25 years.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 24, 2019.

Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 23, 2019.

Database Manager on January 07, 2008:

Updated through online information from Eric Fahner. -- This organ is a 2 manual and pedal 35 rank organ in the balcony. It has an enclosed Great, Swell, and Pedal, with a floating Positiv that is unenclosed. It is unaltered with an OHS certificate. The combination action has been restored, and a new blower added 2 years ago. The old one remains in the blower room.

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

Database Manager on March 16, 2007:

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; releathering by Bishop in 1996.

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 1997

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.

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