Architects Building - New York City (photo: Wurts Bros., 1949)
 
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Architects Sample Corporation

101 Park Avenue at 40th Street
New York, NY 10017





The Architects Sample Corporation was located in the Architects Building at the corner of Park Avenue and 40th Street. Several showrooms provided space to exhibit products used in the building trades.
             
  Skinner Organ, Op. 600 (1926) in Architects Sample Corporation - New York City (photo: Wurts Bros., 1927)
Skinner Organ Company
Boston, Mass. – Opus 600 (1926)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 26 stops, 10 ranks
Player attachment






This Skinner organ was installed in the "Organ Room" in the southwest corner of the building. This room was adjacent to the reception area. A roll player attachment enabled the two-manual organ to be played throughout the day for the enjoyment of customers and staff.

In 1940, the organ was moved by Aeolian-Skinner (as Op. 600-A) to Immanuel Union Church, West New Brighton, Staten Island. At that time, the two preparations were installed.
               
Great Organ – 61 notes
    Expression I       Expression II  
8
  Diapason
61
16
  Bourdon [unit]
97
8
  Voix Celeste II ranks
122
8
  Chimney Flute
8
  Flute Celeste II ranks
110
4
  Flute
   
Harp
61 bars
2 2/3
  Nazard
    Celesta
2
  Piccolo
       
8
  French Horn
61
       
8
  Corno d'Amour
61
       
8
  Clarinet
61
       
8
  Vox Humana
61
       
8
 
Cornopean
preparation
           
Chimes
preparation
            Tremolo [entire organ]  

     

     
Swell Organ – 61 notes
    Duplicate of Great Organ          

     

     
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Bourdon
       
8
  Gedackt
       
               
Couplers
    Swell to Great       Great to Pedal  
    Great to Great 16', 4'       Swell to Pedal  
               
Combinations
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 affecting Great Stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 affecting Swell Stops
               
Mechanicals
    Expression Pedal for Great   Sforzando Pedal  
    Expression Pedal for Swell   Sforzando Piston  
    Crescendo Pedal      
               
Player
    Ventil       Tempo Lever  
    Semi-Automatic       Re-Roll  
    Automatic          
             
Sources:
     Aeolian-Skinner Archives web site: http://home.cfl.rr.com/aeolianskinner/
     Kinzey, Allen, and Sand Lawn, comps. E.M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List (New Revised Edition). Richmond: The Organ Historical Society, 1997.
     Trupiano, Larry. Factory Specifications for Aeolian-Skinner Organ, Op. 600-A (1940).

Illustrations:
     Wurts Bros. (New York, N.Y.). 1927 photo of Skinner Organ, Op. 600 (1926); 1949 photo of Architects Building.