OHS Database ID 9259.
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Austin Universal Air Chests(©).
Three manuals. 4 divisions. 54 stops. 59 ranks. 3023 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.
The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.
Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Concave radiating pedalboard.
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Hartford, Connecticut Horace Bushnell Congregational (by 1998 Liberty Christian Center) 1898 Austin, Op. 22 (Stoplist: Stephen Roberts-1998 specification) GREAT ORGAN (Unenclosed) Double Open Diapason 16 First Open Diapason 8 Second Open Diapason 8 Gross Flute 8 Octave 4 Octave Quint 2-2/3 Super Octave 2 Mixture IV-V (Enclosed with Choir) Viola da Gamba 8 Gemshorn 8 Flute Harmonique 4 Trumpet 8 Clarion 4 SWELL ORGAN Bourdon 16 Open Diapason 8 Stopped Diapason 8 Viole d'Orchestre 8 Salicional 8 Vox Celestis 8 Flauto Traverso 4 Fugara 4 Flautino 2 Dolce Cornet III-V Contra Fagotto 16 Cornopean 8 Oboe 8 CHOIR ORGAN Contra Gamba 16 Geigen Principal 8 Concert Flute 8 Dolcissimo 8 Unda Maris 8 Quintadena 8 Spitzflo"te 4 Violina 4 Dolce Celeste 4 Piccolo Harmonique 2 Clarinet 8 Regal 4 PEDAL ORGAN Contra Bourdon 32 Open Diapason 16 Violone 16 Dulciana 16 Bourdon 16 Quint 10-2/3 Violoncello 8 Flote 8 (sic) Trombone 16 Fagotto 16 Tromba 8 The wind pressure of the unenclosed portion of the Great is 3 1/4"; the reeds are on higher pressure, something a little more than 5" All manual stops are 61 notes, and pedal stops are all straight, 32 note ranks. A few ranks in the Choir organ were in the original Echo organ of the 1898 installation. A few other ranks, notably the Oboe in the Swell, are later replacements. This instrument represents the full realization of John T. Austin's mechanical innovations in organ design, and it also contained some stops by the great European builders, Cavaillé-Coll (the Swell Oboe, now replaced, alas); Walcker (the Great Viola); and T.C. Lewis (the Echo Vox humana, now  silent, along with the rest of the Echo division). In addition, most of the other flue voicing on the organ was done by the distinguished late 19th century voicer and organ builder, Philip Wirsching, as Dr. Ochse pointed out to us. The mechanism of the organ had been built to Austin's design by the firm of Clough and Warren in Detroit. This organ featured several Austin firsts: The use of two wind pressures, adjustable combination pistons, three enclosed divisions, with three expression pedals, and a Sforzando pedal." The organ always had electric action from the very beginning.