Updated through on-line information from Will Dunklin. -- M.P. Möller provided a new, 2-manual, tilt tab console in the mid 1950s. Möller magnets operated the key and stop actions, though I don't when it was electrified. We were unable to determine if the slider chests had been originally built with a tubular pneumatic action or a tracker action. However, either from the first or from very early in its life, the key action had been operated by a beautifully built tubular-pneumatic action and the sliders operated by pneumatic on/off bellows. The original key action primaries had their valves placed on the outside. At some later point, possibly when the organ was electrified, the key action primaries were changed so that the valves seated inside the wooden frame. This required extensive alteration to the primary and was VERY poorly done.
It appeared that during the 1920s or 1930s, various ranks had been replaced by more modern pipes. Pipe construction and racking showed significant changes and indifferent quality workmanship.
In the 1970s the church had bought a large electronic organ. The electronic salesman removed all the great pipe work and piled it on the floor, walking on and crushing many of the pipes. The electronic's speakers were placed on the great chests. When we removed the organ, we found the chest tables to be utterly splintered and a great deal of water damage throughout. With great regret, the chests were disposed of and the few remaining intact ranks sold.
Built in 1876 for Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, PA. Displayed at the 1878 and 1879 state fairs in PA. Installed here 1879. Organ, except case destroyed c. 1985.