M. P. Möller (Opus 2718, 1919)

Location:

First Reformed Church
611 Washington St.
Reading, PA 19603 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 43245

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Reformed Churches (RCA, CRC, URC, PRC)
  • 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 Jeff Scofield on September 23, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 22 ranks. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 22 stops. 34 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 22
  • Registers: 34
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on September 23, 2022.
Database Manager on April 15, 2016:

The cost of the organ was $8,500 cash or $7,500 cash and the old organ; $6,500 in Liberty Bonds to be accepted at par; $450 additional for the dummy front to the Echo Organ.

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

Database Manager on January 07, 2013:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Rebuilt in 1958 as Moller 3/26 Op. R-612; rebuilt and enlarged to 3/79 in 1986 by Lehigh Organ Co.

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

Database Manager on September 23, 2009:

Identified through information in List of More than 5200 Moller Pipe Organs (Hagerstown, Maryland. M. P. Möller, 1928).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the factory specifications via the OHS Archives
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Factory specifications, courtesy of the OHS Archives: Open In New Tab Stoplist and accessories
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on September 23, 2022.

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