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Balcom and Vaughan (Opus 751, 1966)

Originally W. W. Kimball Co. (1905ca.)

Location:

Grace Episcopal Church
1545 Franklin Street
Astoria, OR 97103 US
Organ ID: 25677

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • 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)
  • 8 ranks. 507 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 32 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 32
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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 above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 12, 2012:

Updated through online information from David Poile.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on March 19, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- This was an electrification and unification of the existing ca. 1905 Kimball. The original chest was electrified with the action changed to the Kilgen unit style. An exposed 4' Kupfer Principal was added in front of the chamber housing the pipes. Both the 8' Dolce and 8' Oboe were tenor C stops, but the fist 12 notes were wired-in at 4' pitch. The reinstallation was done by C. M. "Sandy" Balcom, Ken Mayberry, and Don Myers. Cost of the project was $6,186.00.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ chamber facade: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1990-07-11

Exposed 4' Kupfer Prinzipal: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1990-07-11

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