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Trinity United Methodist Church
609 Taylor Street
Port Townsend, Washington 98368

OHS Database ID 24820.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 11, 2012.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 9 stops. 9 registers. 9 ranks. 491 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.

Notes

  • Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. November 25, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ was originally built for the Nazareth German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Camden, NJ. When that congregation disbanded in 1995, the organ was removed by J. Patrick Murphy & Assoc. and stored at their facility. It was purchased by the Port Townsend church in 2002, and picked up by two parishioners and driven across the country in 2003. Assembly took place in 2003-04 primarily by parishioners Stan Goddard and Harry Takata assisted by Monroe, WA organ builder Clinton B. Meadway. Some of the pipework was badly damaged in the past and has been replaced. The drawknobs for each division are a different color wood. The 3-sectional stenciled facade contains the first 19 pipes of the Great 8 ft. Open Diapason. 1-6 are stopped wood diatonically divided on either side of the other 13 zinc facade pipes. The fixed foot trundles are for Piano and Forte and affect both Swell and Great, but not the Pedal nor the couplers. (Database Manager. October 8, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- In November 2011, Puget Sound Pipe Organs of Seattle replaced all pedalboard felt to attain proper pedal position and playing depth. Broken pedal stickers were repaired or replaced. All four couplers were adjusted for proper pluck and optimum opening/function. A future tonal regulation and finishing to correct speech problems and make the organ sound its best is hoped-for. (Database Manager. February 11, 2012)

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Photographs

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Organ from rear gallery. Photograph by Michael Way 2010-10-07
Organ from rear gallery; closer view. Photograph by Michael Way 2010-10-07
Keydesk and facade. Photograph by Michael Way 2010-10-07
Keydesk and facade from right. Photograph by Michael Way 2010-10-07
Keydesk from left. Photograph by Michael Way 2010-10-07
"Manuals, couplers, combination trundles". Photograph by Michael Way 2010-10-07
Manuals and couplers. Photograph by Michael Way 2010-10-07
Left stopjamb. Photograph by Michael Way 2010-10-07
Right stopjamb. Photograph by Michael Way 2010-10-07
Builder's nameplate. Photograph by Michael Way 2010-10-07
Combination trundles and expression shoe. Photograph by Michael Way 2010-10-07
Pedal 16' Bourdon at the rear. Photograph by Michael Way 2010-10-07

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from the console October 6, 2010

  • Port Townsend, Washington
    Trinity United Methodist Church
    
    Bernard Mudler, ca. 1902 - Original Specifications
    
    GREAT                                        COUPLERS
    8 ft.  Open Diapason             61          Swell to Pedal                  [8]
    8 ft.  Melodia                   61          Great to Pedal                  [8]
    8 ft.  Dulciana                  49
    4 ft.  Octave                    61          Swell to Great                  [8]
                                                 Sw. to Gr. Octave               [4]
    
    SWELL (Expressive)
    8 ft.  Violin Diapason           49          FOOT LEVERS 
    8 ft.  Stop'd Diapason           61          Forte – Gr.: 8,8,8,4.         (s-a)
    8 ft.  Salicional                61                  Sw.: 8,8,8,4.
    4 ft.  Flute                     61
           Tremolo                               Piano – Gr.: Mel. & Dulc.     (s-a)
                                                         Sw.: S.D. & Sal.
    
    PEDAL
    16 ft. Bourdon                   27          PEDAL MOVEMENTS
           Pedal Check                           Swell Expression             (bal.)
    
    Bellows Signal
    
    
    ACTION: Mechanical key      VOICES: 9      STOPS: 9      RANKS: 9      PIPES: 491
                    & stop
    
    NOTES
    This organ was built for the Nazareth German Evangelical Lutheran Church
    in Camden, NJ. It was contracted in 1900, but not completed and installed
    until 1902. When the German-speaking congregation disbanded in 1995, the
    organ was removed by Patrick J. Murphy & Assoc. of Stowe, PA. and stored
    at their facility.  It was purchased by Trinity United Methodist in 2003
    for $5000.00 “as is.”  The organ was retrieved by Stan Goddard and Beth
    Mackey of the church, and driven across country. It was reassembled in
    2003-04 by Stan Goddard and Harry Takata with assistance by Monroe, WA.
    organ builder Clinton B. Meadway.
    
    The organ is free-standing and encased with an attached, projecting
    keydesk – the cover of which opens to make a music rack. The stops are
    drawknobs in terraced jambs. The Swell drawknob heads are brown. The Great
    drawknob heads are black. And the Pedal drawknob, Pedal Check,and Bellows
    Signal are light-colored wood.  The engraved inserts are replacements
    since the originals were badly worn, faded, and damaged.
    
    Some of the pipework also appears not to be original...and has
    characteristics of Kimball pipework.
    
    The 3-sectional stenciled facade contains 19 pipes of the Great 8 ft. Open
    Diapason arranged: 3 – 13 – 3. The two sets of 3 pipes are stopped wood
    and notes 1 – 6. The remaining 13 facade pipes are open zinc. The 8 ft.
    Dulciana is grooved to the 8 ft. Melodia for its bottom octave.
    
    On the Swell, the 8' Salicional was badly damaged. The first 12 pipes are
    capped metal quintadena basses and were retained. But it is a replacement
    set from tenor C. The 8 ft. Violin Diapason is grooved to the 8' Stop'd
    Diapason for its bottom octave. The 4 ft. Flute is a Harmonic Flute from
    middle C.
    
    The Pedal 16 ft. Bourdon is a the back of the organ on a chest in two
    rows. The outer set faces outward. The inner set faces inward.
    
    Sources: Photo & document album by Stan Goddard; extant organ
    
    [Received from James R. Stettner 2010-10-08.]
  • Stoplist copied from the console October 6, 2010 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.