This organ was built by A.G.Casparini in the years 1752 - 1754 (BACHTIN & DOLIESEN 1998: 130). The organ had 48 stops, 3 manuals and free pedals. In 1902, the organ builder Sauer from Frankfurt/Oder built a new organ into the old case. On the picture below (from BOETTICHER 1897), the pipes of A. G. Casparini are still in place.
Acknowledgements go to Mr. Krzysztof Urbaniak for attending me to the sources of the stoplist of this organ.
The stop-list according to LANGHANS (1852: 134-135) was:
|Sperrventil||Sine me nihil|
This organ was known as one of the most rich and beautiful organs built by A. G. Casparini. On the picture below, it is seen how the low-roofed church (typical of Königsberg churchbuilding-style) dictates the construction of the wide organ case, almost lacking any vertical lines.
It is indeed unfortunate that Königsberg was damaged so heavily in WWII. Although the church survived the bombings of 1944, it was totally destroyed during the heavy fights of the German and Sowjet armies of 1945.