The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1582

Builder Identification

Milwaukee, Wisconsin; from 1985. Sussex, Wisconsin, from unknown start date.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed., by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). -

    Manufacturer of zimbelsterns in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; operated by Gary Foxe beginning in 1985; active in 1991.


    • Michael Fresien.

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, December 18, 2016. -

    Der Zymbelstern is still active, it has relocated from Milwaukee to Sussex, Wisconsin. The zimbelsterns it manufactures are not the traditional revolving wheel with bells; it places the bells on a frame in a straight line with individual electrically-controlled strikers.


    • Der Zymbelstern, accessed December 18, 2016,

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Der Zimbelstern.

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