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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 1853, 1935)

Location:

Beth Israel Temple
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119 US
Organ ID: 9110

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Synagogues and other Jewish Houses of Worship
  • 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: Austin Universal Air
  • 45 ranks. 3,059 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 43 stops. 54 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air 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:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 43
  • Registers: 54
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
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 June 29, 2014:

Echo severely damaged by air-conditioning installers in 1975, disconnected and pipes removed by Austin; Chimes action replaced and Ramshorn releathered in 2002; work in 2003 by Austin Organ Service Co. included reactioning the main organ windchests, rebuilds of the large wind pressure regulator bellows and two expression engines, as well as miscellaneous repairs.

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 2000.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

"in a 1934 building. Earlier building had an 1870 Wm. Johnson, Op. 313, 2-22. Organ listed as failing in 2003 and funds were being raised for a restoration. The key failure results from expected deterioration of fine leather materials used in the construction of 622 small bellows that service the pipes"

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from undocumented source
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console, 2012.: Photograph by Michael Petruzzi.

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