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Rodney Trostad (1960s)


Liberty Bay Presbyterian / Christ Memorial (old)
Hwy. 305 & Harrison
Poulsbo, WA 98370 US
Organ ID: 24823

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 15 ranks. 825 pipes. 3 divisions. 3 manuals. 14 stops. 14 registers.
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 14
  • Registers: 14
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 25, 2006:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the purchase, removal, moving, rebuilding, and reinstallation of a used J. W. Steere & Son organ built in 1913 for a church in Amsterdam, New York. All this was done for only $4,600.00. Additional ranks were acquired from Seattle (likely Balcom and Vaughan) but were never added. The original Steere was only 14 ranks (Gt. - 4; Sw. - 9; Ped. - 1). A used 3-man. Möller console - Op. 6753 from Pennsylvania was used to control the organ. The building was originally Christ Memorial Church, and was later sold and became Liberty Bay Presbyterian. The organ had been placed for sale by the Presbyterian congregation, but is now being slowly refurbished as funds permit under the auspices of the Pipe Organ Foundation of Mercer Island, Washington.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the console October 17, 1995
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Great pipework: Photograph by James R. Stettner.

Pedal 16' Bourdon: Photograph by James R. Stettner.

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