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First Christian Church
811 Veneta Ave.
Bremerton, Washington 98310

OHS Database ID 57578.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 1, 2016.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) unit chests.

Two manuals. 1 divisions. 23 stops. 5 registers. 5 ranks. 377 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, right.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • This entry describes alterations to an existing organ. Identified by James R. Stettner, based on personal knowledge of the organ.

    This was the addition of a tenor C Celeste. It was given as memorial gift. (Database Manager. January 24, 2016)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. February 1, 2016)

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  • Stoplist copied from Balcom and Vaughan files
    bremerton, Washington
    First Christian Church
    M.P. MÖLLER, Opus 7131, 1944
    Balcom and Vaughan Pipe Organs, Inc., SC ___, 1982 - Added Celeste
    GREAT (Expressive)            SWELL (Expressive)            PEDAL (Expressive)
       8     Diapason                16    Bourdon                 16    Bourdon
       8     Gedeckt                 8     Gedeckt                 8     Diapason
       8     Viol Dolce              8     Viol Dolce              8     Flute
       4     Octave                  8     Celeste                 4     Octave
       4     Flute                   4     Flute                   4     Flute
       4     Fugara                  2-2/3 Twelfth 
       2-2/3 Viole Twelfth           2     Flautino
       2     Viole Fifteenth         8     Trumpet
       8     Trumpet                 4     Clarion
       16    Bourdon             (Sw/Ped)  12   Extension of the 8' Gedeckt. Tenor C on
                                                   the Swell.
       8     Diapason            (Gt/Ped)  61
       8     Gedeckt              (Gt/Sw)  61
       8     Flute                  (Ped)  --   Same as the 8' Gedeckt.
       8     Viol Dolce           (Gt/Sw)  61
       8     Celeste                 (Sw)  49   Tenor C. Added 1982.
       4     Octave              (Gt/Ped)  12   Extension of the 8' Diapason.
       4     Flute            (Gt/Sw/Ped)  12   Extension of the 8' Gedeckt.
       4     Fugara               (Gt/Sw)  12   Extension of the 8' Viol Dolce.
       2-2/3 Viol Twelfth            (Gt)   7   Extension of the 8' Viol Dolce. Top 2
                                                   pipes break back to 4' pitch.
       2-2/3 Twelfth                 (Sw)   7   Extension of the 8' Gedeckt. Top 2 pipes
                                                   break back to 4' pitch.
       2     Viol Fifteenth          (Gt)   5   Extension of the 8' Viol Dolce. All 5
                                                   pipes break back to 4' pitch.
       2     Flautino                (Sw)   5   Extension of the 8' Gedeckt. All 5 pipes
                                                   break back to 4' pitch.
       8     Trumpet              (Gt/Sw)  61
       4     Clarion                 (Sw)  12   Extension of the 8' Trumpet.
             Tremolo                 (Sw)       Affects the entire instrument.
    Diapason          Gedeckt           Viol Dolce        Celeste            Trumpet
    73 pipes          97 pipes          85 pipes          49 pipes           73 pipes
    ACTION: E-P unit       VOICES: 5       STOPS: 23       RANKS: 5       PIPES: 377
    COUPLERS                                     FINGER PISTONS
       Swell to Pedal                  [8]          Full Organ                     1 – 4
       Great to Pedal                  [8]
       Swell to Great                  [8]       PEDAL MOVEMENTS
                                                    Expression                    (bal.)
                                                    Crescendo                     (bal.)
       Gt. to Ped. Reversible        (rev)
    The organ is installed in a front, center chamber over the chancel. The console is in
    fixed position to the right. The chimes are controlled by both their On/Off Volume
    switch, and a toggle switch located to the left of the Pedal stoptablets. They are
    Maas-Rowe chimes, playable from the Great manual. Their compass is 2_ notes, from
    tenor _ thru _ 4_.
    The Swell 8' Celeste was added in 1982 as a memorial to Norman Anderson. The Celeste
    stoptablet took the place of the original 4' Fugara stop.
    Sources: MOL; Balcom and Vaughan files; JRS; extant organ
     [Received from James R. Stettner 2016-01-25.]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from Balcom and Vaughan files Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.