Pipe Organ Database

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John Jacob Dieffenbach (1800 ca.)

Exhibited in the 1996 OHS convention

Location:

Historical Society of Berks County
940 Center Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 US
Organ ID: 516

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Museums
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on March 06, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 6 ranks. 294 pipes. 1 manuals. 6 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Stops: 6
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 19, 2011:

Updated through online information from Adam F. Dieffenbach.

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 1984

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Compass 49 notes. No pedals. Said to have been residence organ but probably built for Epler's Church, Bern Township ,, Berks Co, PA c. 1800. Removed from Epler's Church in 1877 and altered in 1879 by Thomas Dieffenbach as residence organ in Dieffenbach family. Donated here in 1920. Worked on by Thomas Eader. Restored in 1984 by Brunner & Heller.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2015-02-15

Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2015-02-15

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