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Wiggen & Sons Funeral Home
2003 NW 57th
Seattle, Washington 98107

Chapel

OHS Database ID 33838.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been destroyed and is no longer extant.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 7, 2015.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) unit chests.

Two manuals. 1 divisions. 3 stops. 19 registers. 3 ranks. 195 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

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. Crescendo Pedal.

Notes

  • Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr. Portable (Database Manager. March 13, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Sean Haley. -- The organ is in a typical Artiste case with wooden dummy facade pipes placed in the center of a balcony in the funeral home chapel. The console is located to the left of the case in the corner of the balcony. At some unknown point the case was enlarged on the back side to provide room for two additional stops playable on the Great. These are an Aeoline and Celeste. Stops were re-labled with tape and and the 4' Octave is the last and highest pitched speaking stop in the division, other stop functions being changed to provide switching for the strings. It is unknown who made the changes and additions.
    The organ is to be relocated with minor repairs to a different facility as the property is being sold for development into higher density housing. (Database Manager. April 18, 2015)
  • (Database Manager. November 7, 2015)

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  • Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console controls
    Seattle, Washington
    Wiggin & Sons Mortuary, Inc.
    
    M.P. MÖLLER, Opus 7316, 1946 - Original Specifications
    
    
    GREAT (Expressive)            SWELL (Expressive)            PEDAL (Expressive)
       8     Diapason Conique        8     Lieblich Gedeckt        16    Bourdon
       8     Lieblich Gedeckt        8     Salicional              8     Lieblich Gedeckt
       8     Salicional              8     Quintadena  (Syn.)      4     Octave Conique
       4     Octave Geigen           4     Lieblich Flute          4     Flute
       2-2/3 Quint                   4     Salicet                 2     Super Octave
       2     Super Octave            2-2/3 Nazard
                                     2     Piccolo
                                     8     Oboe  (Syn.)
                                           Tremolo
    
    
    STOP / RANK / PIPE ANALYSIS
       16    Bourdon                   (Ped)  12     Extension of the 8' Lieblich Gedeckt.
       8     Diapason Conique           (Gt)  --     From the 4' Octave Conique. 1-12 from
                                                        the 8' Lieblich Gedeckt.
       8     Lieblich Gedeckt    (Gt/Sw/Ped)  61
       8     Salicional              (Gt/Sw)  --     From the 4' Salicet. 1-12 from the 8'
                                                        Lieblich Gedeckt.
       8     Quintadena  (Syn.)         (Sw)  --     Synthetic. Derived from the 8'
                                                        Salicional and 2⅔' Nazard.
       4     Octave Geigen          (Gt/Ped)  49     Top octave from the 4' Flute.
       4     Lieblich Flute             (Sw)  12     Extension of the 8' Lieblich Gedeckt.
                                                        Pipes break back to 8' pitch at
                                                       g# 57 for the last 5 pipes.
       4     Flute                     (Ped)  --     Same as the 4' Lieblich Flute.
       4     Salicet                    (Sw)  61
       2-2/3 Quint                      (Gt)  --     From the 4' Salicet.
       2-2/3 Nazard                     (Sw)  --     From the Lieblich Gedeckt. Breaks
                                                        back to 4' pitch at c# 50, and
                                                        to 8' pitch at c# 57.
       2     Super Octave               (Gt)  --     From the 4' Salicet. Top octave
                                                        repeats.
       2     Super Octave              (Ped)  --     From the 4' Octave Conique.
       2     Piccolo                    (Sw)  --     From the Lieblich Gedeckt. Breaks
                                                        back to 4' pitch at g# 45, and
                                                        to 8' pitch at g# 57.
       8     Oboe  (Syn.)               (Sw)  --     Synthetic. Derived from the 8'
                                                        Salicional, 4' Lieblich Flute,
                                                        and 2⅔' Nazard.
             Tremolo                    (Sw)  --     Affects the entire instrument.
    
    
    PIPE SUMMARY
    
       Octave Geigen                        Lieblich Gedeckt                     Salicet 
       49 pipes                             85 pipes                             61 pipes
    
    
    COUPLERS                                     PEDAL MOVEMENTS
       Swell to Great                  [8]          Expression                    (bal.)
                                                    Crescendo                     (bal.)
    
    
    ACTION: E-P unit        VOICES: 3        STOPS: 19        RANKS: 3        PIPES: 195
    
    
    NOTES
    The is an original installation. It is a standard 'Portable' in a case with dummy half-
    round wooden facade pipes painted gold and a detached console.
    
    In 1958, Balcom and Vaughan extended the organ case at the back and added 2 ranks: a
    used Aeoline and Celeste on electro-mechanical chests.
    
    
    Sources: M.P. Möller opus list; JRS; extant altered organ
    
    
    Wiggen & Sons Mortuary, Inc.
    2003 NW 57th
    Seattle,  WA.  98107
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console controls Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.