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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 943, 1936)

Location:

Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA 02181 US
Houghton Chapel
Organ ID: 9773

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has been altered 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: EP pitman
  • 103 ranks. 6,188 pipes. 3 manuals. 79 stops. 91 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 79
  • Registers: 91
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 10, 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:
Retained existing Echo division from 1898 three manual Steere/Geo. S. Hutchings, #451; some upperwork later revoiced by Conrad Olsen; Antiphonal removed in 1981.

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:

Chancel chambers. More than 100 ranks. Retained the antiphonal echo organ from the previous 1898 3m. Steere/Hutchings. Revoiced in the 1960's (by Conrad Olsen?). The antiphonal organ was removed in 1981 when the C. B. Fisk was installed.

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 Jeff Scofield on April 27, 2022.
Write-up from THE DIAPASON November 1936 p.1: Open In New Tab Stoplist, description and dedicatory concert commentary
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on April 27, 2022.

Write-up from THE DIAPASON Noember 1936 p.2: Open In New Tab Stoplist continuation and dedicatory concert commentary
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on April 27, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Chamber grille & facade: Photo by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2009-02-06

Chancel, chamber, ceiling window: Photograph by hiddensacredspaces.org, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-10-27

Chancel and organ chambers: Photograph by hiddensacredspaces.org, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

Chapel exterior: Photograph by hiddensacredspaces.org. Taken on 2016-10-27

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