M. P. Möller (Opus 5406, 1929)

Location:

Salem Lutheran Church
701 Ingleside Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228 US
Organ ID: 31726

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 13 ranks. 908 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 13 stops. 23 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 13
  • Registers: 23
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Has Combination Action 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 16, 2017:

Updated by Steven Bartley, who maintains the organ.
Around 1980 Moller was contracted to update the organ. It appears that the local Moller rep did the mechanical rebuild on site, as opposed to the standard Moller method of dismantling the organ and shipping it to Hagerstown for a through renovation. The original chests and mechanisms were reused with no alterations, and new ranks of pipes supplanted old pipes. For the Swell this was more successful, as far as tuning is concerned, but the Great received a 1' mixture which is buried in between larger ranks. Both divisions are enclosed and sit side by side at the rear of the balcony. Some of the tonal revisions have proved useful, while others not so much. Though the placement of the organ, in a rear gallery is good, the dead acoustics of the room and a low arch intruding on the balcony ceiling dampen the effect of the organ.

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

Database Manager on July 05, 2013:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Rebuilt in 1979 as 2/16 Moller Op. M-9705, with tonal changes and a new console.

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

Database Manager on November 28, 2007:

Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Factory Documentation: Open In New Tab Factory Documentation courtesy of the OHS Archive
Document created on 1928-08-13
We received the most recent update for this document from Roman Lizak on February 07, 2022.

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