OHS Database ID 4658.
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Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.
Two manuals. 3 divisions. 17 stops. 17 registers. 19 ranks. 1067 pipes.
The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear 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. Hitchdown couplers.
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|Organ gallery. Photograph by Jim Cook 2008-07-15|
|Left stop jamb. Photograph by Jim Cook 2008-07-15|
|Right stop jamb. Photograph by Jim Cook 2008-07-15|
|"Pedalboard, composition pedals, swell shoe". Photograph by Jim Cook 2008-07-15|
|Great pipework. Photograph by Michael A. Way 2015-05-29|
|Swell pipework. Photograph by Michael A. Way 2015-05-29|
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Kirkland, Washington St. John's Episcopal Church COLE & WOODBERRY, 1892 Robert J. Reich, 1958 - Tonal Changes Olympic Organ Builders, 1974 - Re-installation Richard L. Bond, 1979 - Refurbishing and Tonal Revisions GREAT COUPLERS 8 Principal Diapason 61 Swell to Peds. [mech. finger piston] 8 Viola Dolce 61 Great to Peds. [mech. finger piston] 8 Flautileno 61 4 Octava Acuta 61 Swell to Great [mech. finger piston] 4 Flauto Soave 61 2-2/3 Quinta Octava [prep] -- Sw. Sub 8ve to Gt. [hitch-down] 2 Octavino [prep] -- Sw. 8ve's to Gt. [hitch-down] III Ripieno [15-19-22] 183 FINGER PISTONS (Mechanical) SWELL (Expressive) Swell to Peds. On/Off 16 Contra Viola (tc) 49 Great to Peds. On/Off 8 Viola Principale 56 Swell to Great On/Off 8 Doppel Flöte 61 Swell Tremolo On/Off 8 Dolciano 61 4 Octava Clara 61 4 Hohlpfeife 61 FOOT LEVERS (Labeled; l - r) 2 Quincena 61 Gt P.P. - 8' Flaut., 4' Oct. Acuta 1-1/3 Nonodecima 61 8 Corno di Cappella 61 Gt F.F. - 8' P.D., 8' Fl., 4' O.A, III Sw. Sub to GT. (h-d) PEDAL Sw. 8ve's to GT. (h-d) 16 Bordone Principale 27 16 Lieblich Gedeckt 27 Sw. P. - 8' V.P., 4' O.C., 2' Quincena 8 Flauto Basso -- Sw. F. - 8' V.P., 4' O.C., 2, 1-1/3, 8' Corno; Ped. 16' Lieb. Ged. PEDAL MOVEMENTS Swell Expression (bal.) ACTION: Mech Key & Stop VOICES: 17 STOPS: 17 RANKS: 19 PIPES: 1,067 NOTES The organ was given to the church as a memorial to Lucretia Buttrick (1801-1892) by her son James G. Buttrick. It was originally hand-pumped until a Meidinger blower was installed. In 1958, then organist Robert J. Reich of the Andover Organ Co. made several tonal changes. The Great 8' Flauto Concerto was removed in favor of a III Ripieno. The 8' Flautileno which had always shared the bass of the Flauto Concerto received the bass pipes. On the Swell, the 8' Viola Ætheria was cut-down at-scale, and revoiced to become a 4' Octava Clara. Also cut- down at-scale were the 4' Salicetto Dolce which became a 2' Quincena; and the 2' Violettino became a 1-1/3' Nondecima. In 1969, the property had been acquired by the Montefiore Synagogue. But it was a short-lived ownership. In 1970, the building was razed for freeway construction. The Cole and Woodberry was purchased by organ buff James Merriman. He photographed it in the church and recorded its sound before its removal, and then it was placed in storage with the Andover Organ Co. in Methuen, Massachusetts. In 1973, St. John's Episcopal in Kirkland, WA. Began its first Project Reaffirmation Capital Fund Drive. One part of this was the desire to acquire a better organ, though a pipe organ was not conceived to be an affordable part of the budget. But through the Organ Clearing House, the church learned of the Cole & Woodberry, and was put in contact with James Merriman, who sold the organ for $2,500.00. The Vestry agreed to the purchase in January, 1974. Shipping costs were $3,200.00, and reinstallation was another $2,800.00 for a total of $8,500.00. Julia Kissell of Seattle who was a member of the Organ Historical Society and friends with the Hayman family was instrumental in helping to locate the organ. The organ's 10,000 lbs. of pipes and parts arrived on Maundy Thursday, and it was distributed in the undercroft for sorting and staging. Glenn D. White of Olympic Organ Builders in Seattle supervised reconstruction assisted by many volunteers over a 5 month period. Large components like the windchests were hoisted into the loft by crane through a removed window. On September 29, 1974 – the organ was dedicated in concert by Swiss organist Guy Bovet. In 1979, Richard L. Bond of Portland, Oregon was retained to do some refurbishing of the organ which had been installed “as is.” While the tonal concept of the organ was retained, some pipes were replaced. Others were added to complete existing ranks. Slide tuners were added. The Swell Tremolo was repaired. Pallets were re-covered. The couplers were repaired. And the organ was tonally refinished and tuned. After completion of the work, another dedicatory recital was given. Scott Shaw, a senior organ performance major at the University of Washington and organist of St. Paul's Episcopal in Seattle was the guest recitalist. Sources: 1980 OHS Convention Handbook; phone conversation with Robert J. Reich; church records; JRS; extant organ. [Received from james R. Stettner 2015-12-08.]