Pine Orchard, Connecticut

M. J. Warner Residence

Builder:        Skinner Organ Company
   Year:        1927
   Opus:        659
No. manuals:    3
No. stops:      50
No. ranks:      16
No. pipes:      1,052
                MANUAL I (Expression I)
8' Diapason 61
8' Open Flute 61 (replaced by existing 8' Trumpet per Op. 659-A, 1932) 8' Orchestral Flute 61
8' Voix Celeste II 122
8' Flute Celeste II 110
4' Octave 61
4' Flute 12
8' Harp (TC) 4' Celesta MANUAL II (Expression II) 16' Bourdon 12 8' Diapason 61 (added per 659-A)
8' Chimney Flute 61
8' Cello II 122
8' Flute 12
4' Flute 12
4' Gambet Celeste II 24
2 2/3' Nazard --
2' Piccolo 12
1 3/5' Tierce --
Mixture -- (IV Mixture 244 added per 659-A)
8' Corno d'Amore -- (syn, replaced by 61 pipes per 659-A)
8' English Horn 61
8' Clarinet 61
8' French Horn 61
8' Vox Humana 61
8' Trumpet (moved to Exp I and replaced by 8' Tuba 61 per 659-A)
All of Expressions I and II PEDAL
16' Bourdon 12 MAN II
16' Gedeckt MAN II
16' Gamba 12 MAN II
8' Gedeckt MAN I
8' Still Gedeckt MAN II
8' Gamba Celeste MAN II
16' Trombone pf (added, 32 pipes, per 659-A)
8' Tromba pf (added, 12 pipes, per 659-A)

Source: Allen Kinzey

Notes: The following is from Nathan Smith regarding the photo: "Here is a picture of the music room that the organ console is located in. The organ speaks through a wooden lattice-look grille in the floor just in front of the stairs seen in the picture. You can see part of the console in the picture.  On the left jamb you see the Pedal, Great and Swell knobs. On the right jamb, you see the Solo division, with the Swell portion on the left and Great on the right. Below the player, you will find the standard set of player controls and couplers. Besides being three manuals, another special feature of this console is that it has typical full Skinner capture combination action. Although there are no generals, each manual division has six pistons and the pedal has 4. It is said that the organ was not originally meant to have a player, but that Mr. Warner passed away shortly after the contract was signed and the player was requested by Mrs. Warner and installed. There is a substantial collection of rolls with this organ, and the organ plays both by hand and by roll very nicely. Today, the room looks almost identical to what you see in the picture, the only change being a darker-colored paint on the ceiling."

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