Pipe Organ Database

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Samuel Bohler (1894)

Exhibited in the 2003 OHS convention

Location:

North Heidelberg Reformed UCC
211 Sheidy Road
North Heidelberg Township: Robesonia, PA 19551 US
Organ ID: 51

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ has been altered 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 April 22, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 8 ranks. 2 divisions. 1 manuals. 9 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Keydesk:
  • Built by Samuel Bohler
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 9
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • 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 with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on April 22, 2022.
Paul R. Marchesano on April 22, 2022:

Previously (and in OHS Handbooks) date given as 1892. Contract announced in the Reading Times, 6 Oct 1893, cost $1000. Dedicated 1894.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on April 22, 2022.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1990

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Slightly altered by Justus Becker in 1939. Renovated 1975 by Thomas Eader.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
2003 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on April 22, 2022.
New Organ: Open In New Tab Announcement of contract for organ
Document created on 1893-10-06
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on April 22, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case and Keydesk: Photograph by Raymond F. Brunner. Taken on 2002-05-01

Facade: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2017-07-30

Recital flyer for 125th anniversary of the organ: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2019-05-02

Kieffer Quandel and Dan Umholtz after 125th anniversary recital: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2019-05-19

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