This instrument is the Walcker Positive model 5. According to records obtained from Gerhard Walcker, this intrument was installed in approximately January of 1970, as the dedication of the current church facility was dedicated on Septuagesima Sunday January 25, 1970.
During a voters meeting on October 19th, 1986 the chairman of the Organ Committee made a recommendation that this organ be sold to First Methodist Church in Gainsville, Florida for the sum of $13,000.00
The sale of this instrument was to go directly towards the deficit for the new Steiner-Reck pipe organ, as a loan was taken out from the Church Extension Fund by the Hosanna-Tabor to cover the costs of the new Steiner-Reck instrument.
This instrument was purchased through the Walcker Representative Mr. S. H. Dembinsky at some point in 1969. A voters meeting was held on October 20th, 1969 and states:
"It was moved and supported to accept the Building Committee's reccomendation, that Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran Congregation enter into a contract with Mr. S. H. Dembinsky of Grand Rapids, Michigan for the purchase and installation of a mechanical seven rank portative Walcker Organ, said purchase and installation not to exceed the sum of $10,000."
This instrument was replaced with Steiner-Reck Opus 78 (1984) The Walcker Organ was sold to a church in Florida for $13,000.
No opus number shown in Pape.