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Mount Olive Lutheran Church
2327 17th Avenue
Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

OHS Database ID 25526.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 9, 2007.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) unit chests.

Two manuals. 1 divisions. 25 stops. 4 registers. 4 ranks. 268 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers at the center 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. No combination action. Concave radiating pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ cost $3,000.00 new, and was dedicated on October 17, 1943. Relay is electro-pneumatic. 16' Bourdon extension is a different set than the 8'/4' Flute unit, and pipes are split and in poor condition -- repaired with silicon caulk. Open Diapason, Salicional, and Dulciana each have only 61 pipes, so 4' Octave, 4' Violina, and 4' Dulciana all only play for 49 notes. Same is true for the 2'Piccolo/Flautino. Some of the action is also electro-mechanical. (Database Manager. March 9, 2007)

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Photographs

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Organ console. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-12-00
Console: manuals and stops. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-12-00
Pipework. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-12-00
Pipework. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-12-00

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console October 31, 1990; verified & updated December, 1995
    Forest Grove, Oregon
    Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
    
    GUENTHER ORGAN CO., 1943 - Original Specifications
    
    
    GREAT (Expressive)              SWELL (Expressive)              PEDAL (Expressive)
       8     Diapason                  16    Bourdon                   16    Bourdon
       8     Flute                     8     Flute                           blank
       8     Viola d'Gamba                   blank                     8     Diapason
       8     Dulciana                  8     Salicional                8     Flute
             blank                     8     Dulciana                  8     Gamba
       4     Octave                    4     Flute                     8     Dulciana
       4     Flute                     4     Violina                   4     Flute
       4     Violina                   4     Dulciana
       4     Dulciana                  2-2/3 Nazard
       2-2/3 Nazard                    2     Flautino
       2     Piccolo                         blank
             Chimes                          blank
                                             Tremolo
    
    
    STOP / RANK / PIPE ANALYSIS
       16    Bourdon               (Sw/Ped)  12  Extension of the 8' Flute.
       8     Diapason              (Gt/Ped)  61
       8     Flute              (Sw/Gt/Ped)  61
       8     Viola d'Gamba             (Gt)  –-  Same as the 8' Salicional.
       8     Gamba                    (Ped)  –-  Same as the 8' Salicional.
       8     Salicional                (Sw)  61
       8     Dulciana           (Sw/Gt/Ped)  61       
       4     Octave                    (Gt)  –-  From the 8' Diapason. 49 notes: CC-c49.
       4     Flute              (Sw/Gt/Ped)  12  Extension of the 8' Flute.
       4     Violina                (Sw/Gt)  –-  From the 8' Salicional. 49 notes: CC-c49.
       4     Dulciana               (Sw/Gt)  –-  From the 8' Dulciana. 49 notes: CC-c49.
       2-2/3 Nazard                 (Sw/Gt)  –-  From the Flute unit. 54 notes: CC-f54.
       2     Flautino                  (Sw)  –-  From the Flute unit. 49 notes: CC-c49.
       2     Piccolo                   (Gt)  –-  Same as the 2' Flautino.
             Tremolo                   (Sw)      Affects the entire instrument.
             Chimes                    (Gt)      Prepared-for.
    
    
    PIPE SUMMARY
    
       Diapason                 Flute                    Salicional               Dulciana
       61 pipes                 85 pipes                 61 pipes                 61 pipes
    
    
    COUPLERS                                     FINGER PISTONS
       None                                         None
    
    
    PEDAL MOVEMENTS                              TOE STUDS
       Expression                   (bal.)          None
       Crescendo                    (bal.)
    
    
    ACTION: E-P & D-E Unit      VOICES: 4      STOPS: 25      RANKS: 4      PIPES: 268
    
    NOTES
    The original cost of the organ was $3,000.00, and it was dedicated on October 17, 1943.
    
    The 16' Bourdon extension of the 8' Flute is a different set of pipes from the 73 pipes
    of the 8'/4' Flute unit. They are also in poor condition with many splits which have been
    inadequately repaired with clear, silicon caulk.
    
    The other pipework appears to be from Durst Organ Supply. The quality of construction is
    good and scales are generous.
    
    The relay is electro-pneumatic and in need of replacement. The old phosphor bronze contacts
    are pitted and scored. In some cases they are near to breaking-off. Past organ technicians
    have removed the cover for servicing and neglected to put it back. This has resulted in a
    debilitating accumulation of dirt which results in intermittent 'dead' notes.
    
    The main chest is adequately constructed and appears to operate with direct-electric magnets.
    Some of the offset chests for larger pipes are electro-pneumatic.
    
    The Tremolo has been rendered inoperable at both the console and at the tremolo unit itself.
    
    The large regulator is not leaking any appreciable wind, but the leather is old and dry, and
    should probably be replaced.
    
    Sources: Eugene M. Nye compilation; James R. Stettner, extant organ
    
    
    Mr. Olive Lutheran Church (MS)
    2327 17th Avenue
    Forest Grove, OR.  97116                     Documented: October 31, 1990
    (503) 357-2511                               Verified & Updated: December, 1995
    
    
    
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console October 31, 1990; verified & updated December, 1995 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.