Austin Organ Co. (Opus 1096, 1922)

Location:

Zion Union (Blue Mountain)
Berks Co.
Strausstown, PA 19559 US
Lutheran and Reformed
Organ ID: 11054

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Status and Condition:

  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Direct electric
  • 2 manuals. 10 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 10
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 27, 2015:

Updated through online information from Larry Pruett. -- This organ was rebuilt with additions and alterations by the Gundling Pipe Organ Co. of Lancaster, PA in 1988. The original Austin console was retained and rebuilt but otherwise, the organ bears little resemblance to the original Austin.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

"Replaced an 1819 Dieffenbach. Zion Blue Mountain UCC at Old Route #22, Just E. of Strausstown in 2004."

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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