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Justis Becker (1950ca.)

Originally Samuel Bohler (1893)
Exhibited in the 1976 OHS convention

Location:

St. Paul's U. C. C.
1304 Heidelberg Avenue
New Schaefferstown, PA 19506 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 1176

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Churches of Christ (UCC)
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on April 22, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 10 ranks. 511 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 10 stops. 12 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Samuel Bohler
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 18, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Samuel Bohler
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 18, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Samuel Bohler
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 18, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Samuel Bohler
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 10
  • Registers: 12
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 25
  • 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 a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Foot Trundles
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on August 18, 2021.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018:

From the 1976 OHS Convention Handbook. -- There are 14 Open Diapason pipes displayed in the case; the remaining case pipes are voiced but not used. The reservoir has been replaced with a modern regulator. Although the organ shows signs of having been moved and restructured, its early history is unknown. The Swell pedal is of the balanced type. An unusual feature is the use of commas, rather than periods, to denote abbreviations on the drawknobs.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on August 18, 2021.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1999

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Purchased from Zion Union Church, Womelsdorf, PA in 1918 for $800. [An organ by an unknown builder was dedicated at Womelsdorf, possibly at Zion, on 19 Apr 1808. It was replaced in 1893.]

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist copied from the 1976 AGO Convention Handbook: Open In New Tab Originally published 1976
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on August 18, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case and Keydesk: Photograph by Raymond F. Brunner. Taken on 2002-05-01

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