Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Balcom and Vaughan

Originally Estey Organ Co. (Opus 3163, 1948)

Location:

St. John's Episcopal Church
4210 SW Hanford St.
Seattle, WA 98116 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 25918

Update This Entry

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 Jim Stettner on October 14, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP ventil
  • 12 ranks. 806 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 12 stops. 18 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP ventil chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on June 06, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 12
  • Registers: 18
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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 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 June 06, 2018.
Database Manager on April 30, 2007:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the reinstallation of the existing Estey from the former edifice. It was installed in side-by-side chambers in the rear gallery: Swell and Pedal 16/8 Bourdon unit on the left; Great and Pedal 16/8 Diapason unit on the right. At some point since its original installation, the Swell 8' Open Diapason has been transposed to 4' pitch. The bottom 12 pipes are extant in storage in the blower room to the left of the Swell chamber.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist taken from the console: Open In New Tab Originally published April 27, 1992
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on October 14, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console from right side: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-04-22

Console from left side: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-04-22

Great pipes (l - r): 8' Open Diapason, 8' Melodia, 4' Octave, 8' Dulciana: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-04-22

Pedal 16'/8' Open Diapason: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-04-22

Swell pipes (l - r): 8' Salicional, 8' Voix Celeste, 8' Open Diapason (transposed to 4' pitch); 8' Cornopean: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-04-22

Swell pipes (l - r): 8' Cornopean, 8' Oboe: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-04-22

Swell 16' Bourdon unit and 8' Open Diapason (transposed to 4' pitch): Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-04-22

This instrument has been viewed 79 times.