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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 615, 1926)

Location:

Wesley Methodist Church
114 Main & State Street
Worcester, MA 01608 US
Organ ID: 9352

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: EP pitman
  • 67 ranks. 4,146 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 56 stops. 68 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 56
  • Registers: 68
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • 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 May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 15, 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:
Four rank Swell Mixture added in 1927 and then replaced in 1930; rebuilt in 1955 by AEolian-Skinner, #615-A and B; rebuilt by Berkshire as their #36 in 1972.

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

Database Manager on March 24, 2006:

Updated through online information from Scott Lamlein. -- Console Refurbished in 2000 by Messrs. Czelusniak et Dugal, Inc., Northampton, MA: Orginal Skinner look and feel retained by use of original parts (drawknobs, pistons, toe studs/levers, key coverings), SSL multisystem combination action and relay, with Harris drawknob motors. Some stop names were changed to better reflect the Skinner heritage during the 2000 console renovation.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Skinner Organ Company, Boston, MA Op. 615, 1927; Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company, Boston, MA Op. 615-A, 615-B. 1955 (G. Donald Harrison); Berkshire Organ Company, West Springfield, MA, Op. 36, 1972. A-S replaced principals & mixtures. Berkshire replaced 6 stops.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

From Allen Kinzey: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Right Side Organ Façade: Photograph by Julien Girard. Taken on 2009-08-01

Chancel: Photograph by Julien Girard. Taken on 2009-08-01

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