Paul Fritzsche (Organ Co.) (1980s)

Originally Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2036, 1930s)

Location:

College Hill Presbyterian Church
501 Brodhead Street
Easton, PA 18042 US
Organ ID: 71777

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • 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 September 13, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air, Information unknown or not applicable
  • 4 divisions. 2 manuals. 34 stops. 53 registers.
Great, Swell, Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Austin Organs, Inc.
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on September 13, 2022.

Positiv (Antiphonal):
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on September 13, 2022.
Main:
  • Built by Austin Organs, Inc.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 34
  • Registers: 53
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on September 13, 2022.
Paul R. Marchesano on September 13, 2022:

Rebuilt by Austin in the late 70's/80's, new console and Antiphonal by Fritzsche. Not sure of exact dates. New keyboards installed and reeds cleaned in 2019 by Emery Brothers (Dieffenbach). -- Information from Christopher Kehoe

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on September 13, 2022.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on September 13, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary front, case and screen: Photograph by Thomas Dressler via Facebook, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2022-09-12

Console: Photograph by Thomas Dressler via Facebook, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2022-09-12

Antiphonal/Positive Organ: Photograph by Thomas Dressler via Facebook, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2022-09-12

Building exterior front: Photograph by Thomas Dressler via Facebook, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2022-09-12

Building exterior side: Photograph by Thomas Dressler via Facebook, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2022-09-12

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