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Early American Tracker Action Pipe Organ - Image 1

1808

National Music Museum, University of South Dakota

National Music Museum, University of South Dakota

This single-manual American pipe organ stands 11 feet, 9 inches tall. Six original stops; three stops and pedalboard added by Thomas Dieffenbach in 1884. Polychromed case pipes painted by Thomas Dieffenbach's nephew, Jacob Dieffenbach. The Dieffenbach organ was built for Zion Lutheran and Reformed Church near Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, for $300, and was dedicated on October 16, 1808.

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  • Title: Early American Tracker Action Pipe Organ - Image 1
  • Creator: Christian Dieffenbach (1769-1829)
  • Date: 1808
  • Location: Bethel Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  • Provenance: Ex coll.: Zion Lutheran & Reformed Church, Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania; Thomas Dieffenbach, Millersburg, Pennsylvania; Raymond Bauer; Thomas S. Eader; Daniel M. Meyer, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Original Source: photographer: Bill Willroth, Sr.
  • See on Institution's Site: http://orgs.usd.edu/nmm/abell3.html
  • Rights: National Music Museum, University of South Dakota
  • Other Makers: Thomas Dieffenbach, Millersburg, Pennsylvania (rebuilt organ in 1883-84) and Jacob Dieffenbach (painted polychromed case pipes)
  • Medium: keyboard aerophone musical instrument
  • Credit: Acquisition Funding Gift of Arne B. & Jeanne F. Larson and J. Laiten Weed Estates, 1990

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