16' Double Open Diapason tc
8' Open Diapason 1
8' Stopped Diapason
8' Gamba
4' Principal
4' Hohl Flute
2 2/3' Twelfth
2' Fifteenth
IV Cornet
8' Trumpet 2
8' Geigen Principal
8' Melodia
8' Viola tc
4' Octaviant
4' Concert Flute
2' Flautino
8' Oboe and Bassoon
8' Cornopean
16' Pedal Open Diapason
16' Bourdon
8' Cello

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Post Office Box 231127
Charlestown, MA 02123

I left some parts in San Francisco

This spectacular organ, Schoensteins Opus 7, was built for St. Markus Lutheran Church in San Francisco in 1891. Though the case and console have not survived, the organs tonal personality and windchests are intact. Here is an exciting and unique opportunity to reconstruct and early-American masterpiece.

Schoensteins president Jack Bethards writes of this organ, it is not a complete instrument by any means; howevere, I can tell you from personal experience that theres a lot of very fine tonal material in it and, to the best of my knowledge, the chests are perfectly good. I remember the instrument having a very fine typical 19th century Romantic tone quality. It could make a very fine instrument for a moderate size church.

The organ is stored by the Andover Organ Company. Mr. Bethards is offering a grant to provide a feasibility study for that church interested in resurrecting the organ, and the Andover Organ Company is prepared to provide their expert services to recreate this wonderful instrument.

Vintage organ cases are available, as are original Schoenstein console parts including keyboards, pedalboard, and stopknobs.

We welcome your inquiries concerning this unusual possibility.

Additional Details:

1. Bass display pipes are not original (Gt. Open Diapason)
2. Trumpet pipes not preserved
3. Major parts not preserved include:
   a. Case
   b. Console and action
   c. Blower
4. Internal parts preserved include:
   a. Pipes
   b. Reservoir
   c. Electro-pneumatic pull-down and stop actions for windchests
   d. Extension chests
5. The Schoenstein family has keyboards, pedalboard, stop knows, and other console parts which they may be willing to donate to a comprehensive project.

Pertinent Details

Date: 1891
Opus: 7
Approximate location:
storage in Massachusetts
Asking price:
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