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First Lutheran
18920 4th Ave. NE
Poulsbo, Washington 98370

OHS Database ID 24825.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 25, 2006.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) unit chests.

Two manuals. 2 divisions. 20 stops. 10 registers. 12 ranks. 792 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- This is reportedly a relocated Wangerin organ from somewhere in the Midwest - advertised in a Lutheran journal. It was purchased and installed with the Wangerin becoming the Swell division, and a new, exposed Great on new chests. The console was also a new Klann console. The Great 8 - 4/2 - III principal chorus is installed on the sanctuary side of the Swell chamber; while the 8/4 Rohr Flute and 8/4 Gemshorn are on the choir gallery side of the Swell chamber. The Wangerin chests were releathered in the early 1990s by Balcom and Vaughan. (Database Manager. November 25, 2006)

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Pipework: exposed Great. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1991-12-20
Pipework: exposed Great principal chorus. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1991-12-20
Pipework: exposed Great Gemshorn and Rohr Flute. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1991-12-20
Console. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1991-12-20

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  • Stoplist copied from the console December 20, 1991
    Poulsbo, Washington
    First Lutheran Church
    WANGERIN ORGAN CO., 1920's (used)
    Grant Sprague, 19__ - Rebuild & Enlarge
    GREAT                                        COUPLERS
       8     Open Diapason              73          Swell to Pedal                  8,4
       8     Gemshorn                   61          Great to Pedal                  8,4
       8     Rohr Flute                 61
       4     Octave                     61          Swell to Great               16,8,4
       4     Gemshorn                   12
       4     Rohr Flute                 –-
       2     Fifteenth                  12       FINGER PISTONS
       III   Mixture    [19-22-26]     183          Swell & Pedal               0,1 - 5
                                                    Great & Pedal               0,1 - 5
       Great to Great 16'
       Great Union Off
       Great to Great 4'                         TOE STUDS
                                                    Gt. to Ped.                   (rev)
                                                    Sforz.                        (rev)
    SWELL (Expressive)
       8     Concert Flute              61
       8     Salicional                 61       PEDAL MOVEMENTS
       8     Vox Celeste  T.C.          49          Swell Expression             (bal.)
       4     Concert Flute              12          Crescendo                    (bal.)
       2-2/3 Nazard               (CF)   7
       2     Piccolo              (CF)   5
       8     Trumpet                    61
       8     Oboe   Syn.                –-
       8     Vox Humana                 61
       Swell to Swell 16'                        ACTION: Electro-Pneumatic unit
       Swell Unison Off
       Swell to Swell 4'                         VOICES: 10
                                                 STOPS: 20
       16    Sub Bass             (Sw)  12       RANKS: 12
       8     Open Diapason        (Gt)  –-
       8     Flute                (Sw)  –-       PIPES: 792
    This instrument replaced a previous 2-manual, 5-rank Robert Morton theatre organ from
    the Liberty Theatre in LaGrande, Oregon, and installed here used in 1941 by Balcom and
    Vaughan of Seattle.
    The Swell division is based upon a used Wangerin organ of undocumented provenance – 
    likely from the 1920's. Both the pipework and windchests are from that instrument.
    The exposed Great windchests and pipework were new at the time of their installation.
    This project was reportedly done by Grant Sprague.
    On the Great, the 4' Rohr Flute borrows its top 12 notes from the 4' Gemshorn. There
    is also a set of chimes playable from the Great. They are controlled by their On-Off/
    Volume switch only. Their compass is 21 notes from tenor A (note 22) thru f 42.
    On the Swell, the 8' Oboe is a synthetic stop – being derived from the 8' Salicional
    and the 2-2/3' Nazard (Concert Flute).
     [Received from James R. Stettner 2014-01-13.]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the console December 20, 1991 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.