OHS Database ID 24909.
The organ has been removed from this location and is currently in storage.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 20, 2014.
Electro-pneumatic (EP) unit chests.
Two manuals. 1 divisions. 5 stops. 32 registers. 5 ranks. 365 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.
The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, left.
Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. No combination action. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.
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Seattle, Washington Calvary Lutheran Church SMITH-GENEVA, 1925 Balcom and Vaughan, Opus 679, 1960 - Moving & Enlargement Richard Warburton, 1971 - Moving & Reinstallation GREAT (Expressive) SWELL (Expressive) PEDAL (Expressive) 16 Open Diapason 16 Bourdon 16 Bourdon 8 Open Diapason 8 Open Diapason 16 Gedeckt 8 Gedeckt 8 Gedeckt 8 Open Diapason 8 Salicional 8 Salicional 8 Flute 8 Dulciana blank 8 Cello 4 Octave 8 Dulciana 5-1/3 Quint 4 Flute 4 Flute 4 Octave 4 Salicet 4 Salicet 2 Super Octave 4 Dulcet 2-2/3 Nazard 8 Trumpet 2-2/3 Twelfth 2 Piccolo 2 Fifteenth 8 Trumpet 8 Trumpet Tremolo Chimes STOP / RANK / PIPE ANALYSIS 16 Open Diapason (Gt) -- Tenor C. From the 8' Open Diapason. 16 Bourdon (Sw/Ped) 12 Extension of the 8' Gedeckt. 16 Gedeckt (Ped) -- Same as the 16' Bourdon. Notes 1-12 on soft wind. 8 Open Diapason (Gt/Sw/Ped) 61 8 Gedeckt (Gt/Sw) 61 8 Flute (Ped) -- Same as the 8' Gedeckt. 8 Salicional (Gt/Sw) 61 8 Cello (Ped) -- Same as the 8' Salicional. Blank Formerly controlled the 8' Voix Celeste. 8 Dulciana (Gt/Sw) -- Tenor C. From the 4' Dulcet. 5-1/3 Quint (Ped) -- From the Open Diapason unit. 4 Octave (Gt/Ped) 12 Extension of the 8' Open Diapason. 4 Flute (Gt/Sw) 12 Extension of the 8' Gedeckt. 4 Salicet (Gt/Sw) 12 Extension of the 8' Salicional. 4 Dulcet (Gt) 61 2-2/3 Twelfth (Gt) -- From the Open Diapason unit. Notes 55 - 61 from the 2-2/3' Nazard. 2-2/3 Nazard (Sw) 7 Extension of the 8' Gedeckt. 2 Fifteenth (Gt) -- From the Open Diapason unit. Notes 50 - 61 from the 2' Piccolo. 2 Super Octave (Ped) -- From the Open Diapason unit. 2 Piccolo (Sw) 5 Extension of the 8' Gedeckt. 8 Trumpet (Gt/Sw/Ped) 61 Harmonic. Tremolo (Sw) Affects the entire instrument. Chimes (Gt) (21) Maas. Compass: tenor a thru f 42. PIPE SUMMARY Open Diapason Gedeckt Salicional Dulcet Trumpet 73 pipes 97 pipes 73 pipes 61 pipes 61 pipes PEDAL MOVEMENTS Expression (bal.) Crescendo (bal.) NOTES This organ was created from a 1925 Smith-Geneva built for the Renton-Hall Theatre in Renton, Washington. The original organ was 2-manuals and 4-ranks. The original four ranks seem to have been: Open Diapason, Flute, “string” (marked “Vio”), and likely a Vox Humana. The organ was moved in 1951 to the First Presbyterian Church at 107 Main St. in Renton by Arthur D. Longmore and Charles Allen. It was installed "as is" without tonal changes, and with the original console. It was 2-manuals and 4-ranks with 27 speaking stops. In 1960, Balcom and Vaughan moved the organ to the congregation's new building at 2640 Benson Rd. S. as their opus 679 with 2 ranks added – an 8' Voix Celeste and an 8' Trumpet. They replaced the original console with a new B&V console. The disposition of the original console is unknown. In 1971, the organ was relocated to Calvary Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Ballard by Richard Warburton - at which time he removed the added celeste rank, reducing the organ to 5 ranks. It existed at this location until December 31, 2012. In 2008, the Calvary Lutheran congregation merged with Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in North Ballard on 80th Street, and placed the Calvary building for sale. It wasn't purchased until 2012, and the developer who bought the property intended to raze the church and construct new homes in this residential neighborhood. The organ was removed from the chamber on Sunday, December 30, 2012 by Michael Way and Jim Stettner of Puget Sound Pipe Organs, assisted by parishioner Nelson Miller. The organ was removed from the church to the PSPO shop on Camano Island the following day. The windchests are almost entirely original to the Smith-Geneva except for a few 12-note offset chests added by Balcom and Vaughan in 1960. The original Smith-Geneva regulator was present but had been replaced by a new Organ Supply Industries regulator. The Open Diapason may be original. Notes 1-24 of the 16' Bourdon are original Smith-Geneva, but from 4' c and upward the pipes were new Organ Supply stopped wood pipes of a smaller scale. The original Smith-Geneva pipes from 4' c and upward were likely an open wood flute. The 8' Salicional is original and the pipes are stamped “Vio.” Pipes 1 – 5 are actually canistered Quintadena pipes with box beards. The 8' Trumpet was new in 1960 and has 49 reeds and 12 open metal trebles. It is a harmonic Trumpet. The expression louvers were used Wurlitzer and were not removed from the chamber. The blower was also not salvaged. Sources: Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. I by David L. Junchen; Eugene M. Nye compilation; Balcom and Vaughan files; extant organ Calvary Lutheran Church (ELCA) 7002 23rd Ave. NW Seattle, WA. 98117 (206) 783-3930 Documented: December 30, 2012