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Organ built by
Theodor Kuhn, 1889
Windchests
cone chests
Key action
mechanical
Stop action
mechanical

Stop list


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German-Romantic cone chest organ

II/P/24

Organ for sale

© pictures Orgelbau Kuhn AG, Männedorf

Organ built by
Theodor Kuhn, 1889
Windchests
cone chests
Key action
mechanical
Stop action
mechanical

Historical notes

In 1889 Theodor Kuhn completed work on a 24-stop organ for the protestant church of Zürich-Unterstrass. He constructed the instrument adhering to the traditions laid down by his father Johann Nepomuk Kuhn, one year after our company founder's death. The organ was dismantled in 1911 and transferred to western Switzerland.

The restoration of 2005 - 2006

The current restoration work embraces a thorough overhaul of the technical systems with the aim of returning the instrument to a new and functionally reliable condition. The slight changes to the stop-list which the organ underwent over the years were reversed through reconstruction, thus returning the pipework to its original condition. For the design of the case several options are possible.

The restoration of the organ was completed in January 2006. A tonal documentation of the instrument was produced during four concerts given in our workshop.

The concluding restoration in 2016

The richly carved front and the swell box were reconstructed. The organ found a new home in the KunstKlangKirche in Zurich, which sadly is now closing its doors. Consequently, the organ is for sale. Subject to certain conditions it is to be sold to the highest bidder. Accordingly, tenders will be invited in the spring of 2019.

Prospects

This organ offers a unique opportunity of purchasing an authentic instrument in German-Romantic style, which, after restoration, will be in new condition.

For further information please download the available PDF-document.