The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Baptist Church
1209 17th Street
Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601


OHS Database ID 26104.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 18, 2007.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 5 divisions. 30 stops. 32 ranks. 1726 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified through on-line information from Gregory Lowther. (Database Manager. May 18, 2007)

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  • Original document from Gregory Lowther.. Source: Facsimile of 1915 Contract
    Altoona, PA
    First Baptist Church
    Organ by M. P. Möller
    Great Organ:
    8’  Open Diapason
    8’  Violin Diapason (73 pipes)
    8’  Claribella
    8’  Erzahler (mild)
    4’  Flute Harmonic
    8’  Tuba
        Harp (from Choir)
    Swell Organ:
    16’ Bourdon
    8’  Open Diapason (73 pipes)
    8’  Stopped Diapason
    8’  Vox Celeste (73 pipes)
    8’  Salicional
    8’  Aeoline
    4’  Flauto Traverso
    8’  Oboe
    8’  Cornopean
    Choir Organ:
    8’  Open Diapason
    8’  Concert Flute
    8’  Erzahler (from Great)
    4’  Chimney Flute
    8’  Clarinet
        Harp (Deagan Reville Gongs, 54 notes)
        Chimes (from Echo)
    Echo Organ:
    8’  Viol D’Amour
    8’  Unda Maris
    8’  Chimney Flute
    4’  Flute D’Amour
    8’  Vox Humana
        Chimes (21 notes)
    Pedal Organ:
    16’ Open Diapason
    16’ Bourdon
    16’ Gedackt (from Swell)
    8’  Flute
    8’  Viol (from Great)
    (To Great)
    Swell to Great
    Choir to Great
    Echo to Great
    Echo On - Great Off
    Swell to Great 16’
    Swell to Great 4’
    Choir to Great 16’
    Choir to Great 4’
    Great to Great 16’
    Great to Great 4’
    (Great subs and supers to affect Echo)
    (To Swell)
    Great to Swell
    Choir to Swell
    Swell to Swell 16’
    Swell to Swell 4’
    (To Choir)
    Swell to Choir
    Great to Choir
    Choir to Choir 16’
    Choir to Choir 4’
    (To Pedal)
    Great to Pedal
    Swell to Pedal
    Choir to Pedal
    Great to Pedal 4’
    Swell to Pedal 4’
    Adjustable Pistons:
    Great: 5
    Swell: 6
    Choir: 4
    Echo: 3
    Pedal: 3
    Entire Organ: 4
    Balanced Swell, Choir, Echo, and Crescendo Pedal
    Sforzando Pedal
    Great to Pedal Reversible 
  • Click Here Original document from Gregory Lowther.. Source: Facsimile of 1915 Contract Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.