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Whalley & Genung (1889)

Location:

United Presbyterian
1111 Franklin St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 US
Organ ID: 328

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Slider
  • 13 ranks. 692 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 14 stops. 13 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 14
  • Registers: 13
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
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 September 18, 2013:

Alterations by Bond, 1999.

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

Database Manager on November 25, 2006:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ has a 3-sectional façade containing 35 handsomely stencilled pipes arranged: 5-25-5. Both the Great 8' Open Diapason and 8' Dulciana have basses en façade. the pipes were reputed to have been stencilled by Mr. Genung himself. The original cost was $2,500.00 which was raised through the efforts of the Ladies Aid (Society of Church Workers). The organ was brought forward and lowered several feet in a choir platform redesign. And the Tremolo is a modern replacement.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Restored c. 1992 by Richard Bond.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From James R. Stettner: This is the oldest original organ in its original home in the state of Washington.

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

Instrument Images:

"Photograph of a framed, late 19th century photo of the organ hanging in the Narthex": Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-10-07

"Photograph of a framed, 1950's photo of the organ hanging in a display case": Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-10-07

Organ case: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-10-07

Facade: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-10-07

Facade stencil detail: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-10-07

Facade stencil detail: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-10-07

Dummy wooden pipe screen: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-10-07

Composition trundles and expression shoe: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-10-07

Expression shoe close-up: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-10-07

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