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Bond Pipe Organs Inc. (2007)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1216, 1953)

Location:

First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 US
Organ ID: 30074

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ has been altered 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: EP pitman
  • 38 ranks. 2,316 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 29 stops. 36 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman 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.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 29
  • Registers: 36
  • 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: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • 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 Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on August 08, 2014:

Updated through online information from Ruth Draper. -- 2014 a Tierce was added to the choir, modeled after that in the choir division of Opus 1071. The 1950 contract for Opus 1216 included a Tierce, which was among the stops changed in the revised 1952 contract.

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

Database Manager on November 01, 2008:

Updated through online information from Joe O'Donnell. -- The upgrade of the instrument included a solid-state switching system as well as combination action. Also, the Great is entirely located on the left side. Only the Pedal is divided (pitman chest on the right, Contre Bass and Posaune on the left).

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

Database Manager on October 23, 2007:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This organ originally built for First Methodist in Tacoma, WA. Bldg. sold 2006 and organ removed. Purchased by Bond of Portland. Historically restored by Bond for First Baptist w/o tonal changes. Only mechanical change was a new solid state combination action. Organ installed during summer of 2007. Organ in two chambers on each side of the room at the front just ahead of the chancel. Swell on left. Choir on right. Great and Pedal divided on both sides. Console in a 'pit' on the right side of the chancel. Dedicatory recital on Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. with Douglas Cleveland as guest recitalist.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Taken from the console June 28, 2006
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Organ recital series 2007-2008.: Open In New Tab Program for dedication of relocated organ
Document created on 2008-10-21
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Aeolian-Skinner Nameplate: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-18

Harrison Nameplate: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-18

Console detail: Pedalboard, swell shoes, toe studs: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-18

Left stop jamb: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-18

Right stop jamb: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-18

Couplers: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-18

Console: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2008-07-18

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