Hebrew Orphan Asylum - Brooklyn, NY
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Hebrew Orphan Asylum

373 Ralph Avenue
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11233


Organ Specifications:
II/10 M.P. Möller, Op. 3936 (1924)
II/9 Estey Organ Co., Op. 1074 (1912)


Hebrew Orphan Asylum - Brooklyn, NY  
1906 postcard  
Established in 1878, the Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum changed its name to the Jewish Youth Services of Brooklyn in 1954. The agency merged with the Jewish Child Care Association in 1960.
               
M.P. Möller, Inc.
Hagerstown, Md. – Opus 3936 (1924)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 9 registers, 6 stops, 6 ranks


The second known organ for the Hebrew Orphan Asylum was built in 1924 by M.P. Möller. The fate of this organ is unknown.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Open Diapason
61
8
  Dulciana
61
8
  Stopped Diapason
61
4
  Flute Traverso
61
 
     
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Gedeckt
GT
8
  Dolce
GT
4
  Flute
GT
8
  Vox Celeste (TC)
49
 
     
 
     
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Bourdon
32
       
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal     Swell to Swell 4', 16'
    Swell to Pedal     Great to Great 4', 16'
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'      
               
Mechanicals
    Great Tremulant          
    Crescendo Indicator          
               
Adjustable Combinations
    Pistons No. 1-2 affecting Great and Pedal Stops
    Pistons No. 1-2 affecting Swell and Pedal Stops
               
Pedal Movements
    Great to Pedal Reversible      
    Balanced Swell Pedal      
    Grand Crescendo Pedal      
               
Estey Organ Company
Brattleboro, Vt. – Opus 1074 (1912)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 9 stops, 9 ranks


This organ was moved from an unknown theatre in Philadelphia sometime before 1913. Estey's Shop Order (Sept. 14, 1912) states that there were bronzed front pipes and oak woodwork. A note was made that the Swell Box was "to open at back for tuning Vox Humana." The entire organ was on 5" wind pressure, with the note, "Voice very loud."
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
8
  Open Diapason
61
8
  Dulciana
61
8
  Melodia
61
       

     

     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Stopped Diapason
61
8
  Oboe (TC)
49
8
  Salicional
61
8
  Vox Humana
61
4
  Flute Harmonic
61
    Tremolo  
       

     
Pedal Organ – 30 notes
16
  Bourdon
30
       
               
Couplers
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'     Great to Pedal
    Great Unison Separation     Swell to Pedal
    Swell to Swell 16', 4', Unison Separation    
           
Accessories
    Reversible Pedal      
               
Sources:
     The Estey Pipe Organ web site: www.esteyorgan.com
     Nelson, George. Organs in the United States and Canada Database. Seattle, Wash.
     Trupiano, Larry. Factory Specifications of M.P. Möller Organ, Op. 3936 (1924).
     Stimmel, Phil: Factory Shop Order of Estey Organ, Op. 1074 (1912).

Illustrations:
     Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection. Undated postcard.
     eBay.com. Postard (1906) of Hebrew Orphan Asylum.