Balcom and Vaughan (Opus 692, 1961)

Originally Hinners Organ Co.


Columbia Congregational Church
3902 S. Ferdinand
Seattle, WA 98118 US
Organ ID: 25989

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been removed from this location and currently in storage.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on July 04, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 9 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 9 registers.
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 04, 2018.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Registers: 9
  • 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 above top manual.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 04, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2007:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the moving, reinstallation, and enlargement of the existing Hinners/Balcom and Vaughan from the old edifice. While the entire organ was in one common, front and center chamber, it still had ranks that were indigenous to only one it was entirely a "unit" organ. The Great had an independent 8-4-2 principal chorus. The Pedal had a 16' Double Open of wood. And the Swell had an Oboe - all indigenous to those divisions. But the Stopped Flute, Salicional, Voix Celeste, and Dulciana were shared between divisions. Cost of this project was $2,568.00. Couplers were added later by Richard Warburton. 1993, the building ws sold to a Baptist congregation, and Columbia merged with Lakewood Community Church (originally, Brethren) to form Columbia-Lakewood Commmunity Church. That church already had a 2/7 Balcom and Vaughan. The Columbia organ was brought along and placed in storage...pending its possible combining with the Lakewood instrument.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist copied from the console August 16, 1991; Verified and updated March 1994.: Open In New Tab Original document from James R. Stettner. Originally published 2019-03-02
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on March 02, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and console; Balcom and Vaughan archive photo: Digital image by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-12-15

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