OHS Database ID 1230.
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 2012-03-28.
Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.
One manual. 6 stops. 6 ranks.
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|Organ Case. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2015-02-15|
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Zion Lutheran Church Spring City, Pennsylvania David Tannenberg, 1791 OHS ID 1230 MANUAL 8 Gedackt 51w 8 Dulciana 51w&m 4 Octav 51m 4 Hohlflote 51m 3 Quinte 51m 2 Super Octav 51m Upon removing the 200 year old bellows leather, an interesting discovery was made. The internal ribs were sized with perfectly preserved newspapers from 1791. The newspapers, which document both local and national events, were retained in the bellows after the restoration. In addition to the careful leathering of the bellows and the reconstruction of the original hand pump winding system, a new modern blower was installed. Hand-planed eastern white pine windtrunks were produced to convey wind to the bellows. These woodworking additions were installed without any physical intrusion, alteration, or permanent attachment to the original wind system. The R.J. Brunner firm from Lancaster, PA was responsible for the restoration of the windchest and reproduction of a period-style keyboard. This keyboard with ebony naturals and walnut sharps was modeled after the 1802 Tannenburg located in Madison, Virginia. The original pine casework has been restored to its splendid white appearance through careful sanding and repainting. New hand-planed eastern white pine was used in order to reproduce the missing back case panels. The restoration also consisted of removing previous alterations such as the 1861 8' Open Diapason which has been reverted to its original 3' Quinte stop. The noted firm of Taylor and Boody provided the 19 reproduction treble pipes to replace those that were discarded during the previous alteration. The entire keyaction and pipework were restored under the direction of PJM Associate Richard Hamar. . When the organ was reinstalled at Zion Lutheran Church this past October, Richard Hamar and Patrick J. Murphy combined forces for the tuning and regulation of this instrument. [Received from T. Daniel Hancock 2012-03-28.]