Since 2003 I have been dealing with pipe organs. I had been bored by keyboards and electronic instruments and had been searching on "the real thing". Together with my faster I could then buy a small mechanical organ at a organ shop in Wuppertal. Only one pipe did not want to cooperate... This I tried to replace by material from Ebay.
I was a bit too successful. Instead of one pipe I bought a complete church organ with five stops. The defective pipe was by the way also contained, thus I found out how to repair the one of the positive organ, in a kind of mechanical copy and paste.
So the "new" church organ was placed in the cellar and is therefore called cellar organ.
The chamber organ had originally been built to be used in a rented flat without disturbing the nightbours. After some changes it is now mainly used in the churches of our parish for baptisms or Taizé services. It fits into my car thus I can take it with me for these services.
The cellar organ consists of two divisions. The main division is the former organ from Greding which I bought at Ebay in 2003. The positive division is a mechanical slider chest I got in 2015. Whereas the pipses of the main division belong to the organ, the pipes of the positive are from many sources.