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Balcom and Vaughan (Opus 612, 1954)

Location:

Central Lutheran Church
409 N. Tacoma Street
Tacoma, WA 98403 US
Organ ID: 26095

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 31 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
All:
  • 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • 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: Drawknobs in vertical rows 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 Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • 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 August 08, 2014:

Updated through online information from Carl Kishline. -- Playable and in regular use but needs tuning and some repair. A few dead notes.

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

Database Manager on May 16, 2007:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Moving, electrification, rebuild, and reinstallation of the existing 2/27 Moline from the former edifice. New console was subcontracted to Reuter as their Opus 1174.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from console, August 2014
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console, organ screen: Photograph by William J. Bunch; digital image by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1970-06-06

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

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

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