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James R. McFarland & Co. (1978)

Originally John Gale Marklove (1865ca.)
Exhibited in the 2003 OHS convention

Location:

Botschaft ("Grubb's") Lutheran Church
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA 17853 US
Organ ID: 2380

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on January 07, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 8 ranks. 396 pipes. 2 divisions. 1 manuals. 10 stops. 12 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 10
  • Registers: 12
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on January 07, 2021.
Database Manager on November 28, 2015:

The organ was dedicated by the church's consultant, Dr. James Boeringer, on October 28, 1979.

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

Database Manager on July 13, 2011:

Updated through online information from Paul Marchesano. -- In the prior history of the organ, someone had added notes to the pedal board. In the restoration project, Jim McFarland decided to keep with the tradition, expanding the pedal board and Pedal Bourdon by one or two notes to bring it to a normal compass.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was John G. Marklove (c. 1865).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1978

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From unknown location, after being stored in a Rochester, N.Y., garage for at least several decades. Relocated by the Organ Clearing House. Installed here by McFarland. The work was performed under McFarland's direction by David Storey, Raymond Brunner, Douglass Eyman, Bryan Dyker and Alan Heller.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>The American Organist</i>, November 1980 Originally published November 1980
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on January 07, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case and Keydesk: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2002-05-01

Placque: Photograph by David Storey. Taken on 2021-01-07

Right jamb: Photograph by David Storey. Taken on 2021-01-07

Left jamb: Photograph by David Storey. Taken on 2021-01-07

Keyboards: Photograph by David Storey. Taken on 2021-01-07

Interior pipework: Photograph by David Storey. Taken on 2021-01-07

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