Balthasar Schlimbach

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Ernst Balthasar Schlimbach (born April 1, 1807 in Bad Königshofen , † August 30, 1896 in Würzburg ) was a German organ builder .

Schlimbach, son of the instrument maker Johann Caspar Schlimbach , took over the orphaned workshop of the former court organ maker Seuffert in Würzburg in 1836 . On December 23, 1845, he received a ten-year privilege for the Kingdom of Bavaria - for an improvement in organs. He built the organs in Mainz Cathedral , in the parish churches of St. Pankratius in Klingenberg am Main (1882), St. Cyriakus in Niedernberg (1899) and in Rück (a smaller work from 1860) and in the Katharinenkirche (1890) of the Ursuline monastery in Fritzlar.

In 1873 his son Martin Joseph Schlimbach took over the workshop and continued to run it until his death.

The Schlimbach apprentices included the organ builders Otto and Gustav Rieger and Hermann Eule († 1929).


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Individual evidence

  1. "[Ernst] Balthasar Schlimbach (* 1807; † 1896) from Königshofen i. Gräberfeld owned the largest company", In: Hermann Fischer, Theodor Wohnhaas : Historische Orgeln in Unterfranken , page 26 online
  2. ^ Hans Martin Balz : organs and organ builders in the area of ​​the former Hessian province Starkenburg , page 373 online
  3. "who took over the orphaned Seufert workshop in 1836, and his son Martin (1841–1914) gained national importance.", In: Hans-Wolfgang Theobald : The Ostheimer organ builder Johann Georg Markert and his work: a contribution to the history of organ building in Thuringia in the 19th century , page 73 online
  4. ^ Art and trade sheet. Volume 42, 1856, p. 264, limited preview in the Google book search