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Thomas Stephen Eader, Jr. (1973)

Originally Christian Dieffenbach (1816)
Exhibited in the 1976 OHS convention

Location:

Altalha Lutheran Church
Straussburg Rd.
Rehrersburg, PA 19550 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 68934

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on August 17, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 12 ranks. 588 pipes. 1 divisions. 1 manuals. 12 stops. 12 registers.
Manual:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Christian Dieffenbach
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 17, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Thomas Stephen Eader, Jr.
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 12
  • Registers: 12
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 51
  • 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 hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Pedalboard Type: No pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on August 17, 2021.
Jim Stettner on August 17, 2021:

Identified from the 1976 OHS Convention Handbook. This was the returning of the organ to its 1816 state after alterations to the organ by Thoms Dieffenbach in 1886. The detached, reversed console was returned to a recessed keydesk, and the pedalboard, Subbass, and Pedal case were removed. The larger 1886 reservoir was also replaced. The organ was also brought forward.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on August 17, 2021.
Taken from the 1976 OHS Convention Handbook: Open In New Tab Originally published 1976
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on August 17, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2012-10-22

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