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Charles F. Durner (1868)

Location:

St. John's United Church of Christ
217 N. Church St.
Boalsburg, PA 16827 US
Organ ID: 3358

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Churches of Christ (UCC)
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 13 ranks. 2 manuals. 14 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 14
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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 hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on March 15, 2013:

Updated through online information from H. Ryan Ditmer. -- Organ is in regular use in all aspects of church life. Normal services, Weddings, Funerals, etc. Great historical instrument that still contributes to current services. We are lucky to have many of the records/history for this instrument in our archives.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1990

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Moved to chamber in front of church by Charles E. Durner 1902. Detached, reversed console. Rebuilt by Hartman-Beaty 1971, replacing key action & wind system. Pedal board enlarged from 20 to 30 notes. Restored 1990 by R. J. Brunner.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console and Pipe Facade: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt.

Console: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2002-05-01

Manuals and Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2002-05-01

Left Drawknobs: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2002-05-01

Right Drawknobs: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2002-05-01

Organ Facade and OHS Certificate: Photograph by H Ryan Ditmer. Taken on 2018-09-11

Organ Facade and Console: Photograph by H Ryan Ditmer. Taken on 2018-09-11

Console: Photograph by H Ryan Ditmer. Taken on 2018-09-11

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