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June 26 update:



Trevor working upstairs on the shades.





Trevor finishing off one section of shades this afternoon!!!


Trevor returned last night to work on the swell shades. Before we unloaded the opus 412's Bourdon and xylophone I got a few more pics of the Austin opus 500 console.



Will be posting more of these photographs in the next few days!


June 20 update:





A genuine Wurlitzer theatre organ Xylophone has been obtained to replace the missing xylophone of the Reuter opus 195..., Trevor will be installing it someday, possibly not until the
Austin 500 console is installed as I'm out of "tabs" to operate it without taking a "unit" stop away somewhere on the Holtkamp organ.

This is a percussion stop that was included with the Reuter opus 195 theatre organ in El Paso Texas.



That Xylophone had gone missing in the 1970's when the opus 195 was relocated from the Hotel Cortez to a series of churches in the El Paso area..., so this one will be a very historically appropriate
addition for the expanded Reuter opus 822 organ.




A few more recordings are being made, nothing major..awaiting the 16' pedal Posaune before doing any more "BIG" works which should be installed sometime by July or August if all goes well.

Picking up some more chests this summer to enable the opus 412's Bourdon rank to be re-installed on the opus 412 "Swell" chest.





Festival Hall, original home of the Austin opus 500 organ console & organ, built in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific Exhibition.





WHITE: opus 822 (exposed, 5 inches wind).

RED: opus 638 (exposed), 4 inches wind.

CYAN: opus 195 (Tibia/Vox in the swell, 6 inches wind.

ORANGE: opus 412 (swell) 6 inches wind

Yellow (Austin & Moller)

PURPLE: Wurlitzer


Lime Green - Synthetic unitized combination Stops



PRELIMINARY



"Contra" on the 16' manual pitches indicates a unified 8' ranks which are at Tenor C only....


STOPS LISTED BY STANDARD PITCH NOMENCLATURE (for the most part)


Explanations of innovative unification:

The Posaune is a 12 note 16' extention rank ONLY. It works with the 822's 8' Oboe.

The "Contra Oboe" 16' is a TC 16' rank of the 822's Oboe (with no 12 notes at the bottom.....the Posaune has these notes at the bottom for a full range 16' manual & keyboard rank where noted as "Posaune".

The "Prinzipal 8'" rank is the Octave 4' rank built in the 1970's by Reuter, filled out on the bottom 12 notes with the "Grand Diapason 8' bottom 12 notes to complete it as a "mixed" 8' unit rank.

The "Double Trompette" 16' rank is the Moller Trompette 8' rank combined with the 16' 12 note Schlicker Trumpet rank.

The Mixture II is the Salicional "Tierce" with 1' Gedeckt.

The Quintadena 8' is the Gedeckt 8' with 2 2 /3' Nazard of the 822's Gedeckt.

The Orchestral Horn 8' is the 822's Salicional 8' with 2 2/3' Nazard of the 822's Gedeckt.

The "Vox Cortez" is an homage 4' unit name for the Vox Humana of the Hotel Cortez, where the Vox Humana came from.

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25 drawknobs

32' Resultant
16' Subbass
16' Gedeckt
16' Lieblich Gedeckt
8' Open Diapason
8' Montre
8' Tibia Clausa
8' Bass Flute
8' Bourdon
8' Cello
8' Dolce
4' Principal
4' Octave
4' Flute
4' Flute d'Amour
2' Spitz Principal

16' Posaune
16' Double Trompette
8' Trompette
8' Oboe
8' Clarinet
8' Vox Humana
4' Clarion

Chimes

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35 drawknobs

16' Contra Diapason
16' Gedeckt
8' Open Diapason
8' Montre
8' Prinzipal
8' Gedeckt
8' Salicional
8' Dulciana
8' Dulciana Celeste
4' Diapason Octave
4' Montre a Cheminee
4' Octave
4' Flute
4' Violina
4' Dulcet
2 2/3' Spitz Twelfth
2 2/3' Nazard
2' Fifteenth
2' Spitz Principal
2' Flautino
1 3/5' Tierce
1 1/3' Larigot
1 1/7' Septieme
1' Kleinoktav
1' Fifre
Mixture II

16' Posaune
16' Double Trompette
16' Contra Oboe
8' Trompette
8' Oboe
4' Trompeta Alta
4' Clarion
2' Zinck

Noli me tangere


28 drawknobs

16' Contra Bourdon
16' Contra Viole
16' Contra Dulciana
8' Prinzipal
8' Violin Diapason
8' Viole Celeste
8' Bourdon
8' Salicional
8' Echo Salicional
8' Vox Celeste
8' Dulciana
8' Dulciana Celeste
4' Octave
4' Flute d'Amour
4' Violina
4' Dulcet
2 2/3' Nazat
2' Flautina
1 3/5' Larigot
1 1/3' Tierce
1' Sifflote

16' Double Trompette
8' Trompette
8' Hautbois
8' Vox Humana
4' Trompeta Alta


Chimes

Noli me tangere








23 drawknobs

16' Contra Viole
16' Contra Dulciana
8' Grand Diapason
8' Prinzipal
8' Tibia Clausa
8' Gedeckt
8' Melodia
8' Bourdon
8' Dulciana
8' Dulciana Celeste
8' Spitzflote
8' Flute Celeste
4' Octave
4' Flute d'Amour
4' Dulcet
2 2/3' Nazard
2' Flautina
2' Dulcetina

16' Contra Clarinet
8' Clarinet
4' Clarinet Octave

Xylophone

Noli me tangere














22 drawknobs

16' Contra Montre
8' Open Diapason
8' Montre
8' Tibia Clausa
8' Gedeckt
8' Orchestral Horn
8' Quintadena
4' Montre a Cheminee
4' Tibia Flute
4' Flute
2' Spitz Principal

16' Double Trompette
16' Posaune

16' Contra Oboe
8' Trompette
8' Oboe
8' Clarinet
8' Vox Humana
4' Trompeta Alta
4' Clarion
4' Clarinet Octave
2' Zinck

















10 drawknobs

16' Contra Tibia
8' Montre
8' Tibia Clausa
8' Gedeckt
4' Tibia Flute

16' Contra Vox
8' Vox Humana
4' Vox Cortez

Chimes
Xylophone



























10 drawknobs

16' Contra Prinzipal
16' Contra Viole
8' Prinzipal
8' Bourdon
8' Salicional
4' Octave
4' Flute d'Amour
2 2/3' Nazat
2' Spitz Principal
2' Flautina




























30 TABLETS


PEDAL:
SOLO 8'
SOLO 4'
SWELL 8'
SWELL 4'
GREAT 8'
CHOIR 8'
CHOIR 4'
PEDAL 8'

SOLO:
SOLO 16'
SOLO 4'
GREAT 8'

SWELL:
SWELL 16'
SWELL 4'
SOLO 8'

GREAT:
SOLO 8'
SOLO 4'
SWELL 16'
SWELL 8'
SWELL 4'
CHOIR 16'
CHOIR 8'
CHOIR 4'

CHOIR:
CHOIR 16'
CHOIR 4'
SOLO 16'
SOLO 8'
SOLO 4'
SWELL 16'
SWELL 8'
SWELL 4'




June 17, 2009 update:

A few more detail shots of the Austin opus 500 original console.


Some observations:
151 Drawknobs (used for both stops and couplers), 30 tablet couplers, 3 Unison Off switches, 4 Tremolo switches.

There are 3 drawknobs missing that will have to be replaced.




OK..I cleaned off all those black el cheapo labels that were on many of the drawknobs. I left the glue residue on as I'm not wanting to harm the ivory drawknobs at all..I'll leave that residue on for a "conservatory" type cleaning someday.
























Don't know what the BAIT PUMP drawknob was used for (laughing)..I suspect that was placed as a joke..the console sat in storage for decades unused ...the black "hand label" tape on many drawknobs was when this console was set up to operate a church organ for a time.




The KNOBS & TABLETS button I think was a "either/or" switch to constrol whether the drawknobs were used as couplers OR the tablets...It would have been a way (I'm GUESSING) to register the organ in a very different fashion with the resources available at the time.
I will repurpose these switches most likely for something else as I need the drawknobs for other functions. The original tablet couplers will REMAIN and will function as originally specified here by Edwin Lemare. The 20 drawknobs couplerswill be used for other divisions possibly.















The 1915 specification of the AUSTIN 500 can be found here:
1914 console specification as it exists in 2009.

NOTE: I have ONLY purchased the original console. The 1963 replacement console and ALL pipes remain in storage in the San Francisco bay area, owned by the City of San Francisco and await an uncertain future.


Links on the Austin opus 500:

http://www.municipalorgans.net/Records/Austin/Opus%20500.htm

http://www.vicferrerproductions.com/docum/velvet_curtain/index.html





June 7, 2009 update:



The Austin opus #500 console now in Indiana.




Getting it moved, thanks to Bobby & Jack!!!!!




Me with the console...it looks ok from 10 feet back but an upclose look is another story..will be posting very detailed photographs in the coming days on this very historic console.


June 3, 2009 update:



I have acquired the original 1914 Austin opus 500 console built for the Panama-Pacific Exhibition in San Francisco, California to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal.

It will be quite some time before it ever gets installed in my home though to control the Reuter opus 822, 412, 195 pipe organs.

Some preliminary photographs...will do a complete photographic exploration of this console when I get it relocated back to Indiana.


















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PREVIOUS blog postings WITH photographs at:

April-May 2009 blog updates

March 2009 blog updates

January 1 thru February 28, 2009 blog updates

September 2008 - December 31, 2008 blog updates, final remarks for 2008.

July20 - September 2008 blog updates, including information on the clarinet rank.

July1 - 18 2008 blog updates, includes a visit to Georgia, and placement of the Austin Armory Trumpet.

June, 2008 blog updates, including photos of the newly installed opus 412 pipes.

May 6 thru May 31, 2008 blog updates, including photos and historical information on the Austin Atlanta Armory Trumpet

January thru May 5th 2008 blog updates.

2004 thru 2007 blogs.










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