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Bond Pipe Organs Inc. (1983)

Originally Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (1914)

Location:

St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church
3525 SW Patton Road
Portland, OR 97221 US
Organ ID: 340

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • 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
  • 15 ranks. 810 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 13 stops. 14 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: 13
  • Registers: 14
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave straight pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 14, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Organ originally built for the First Presbyterian Church in California, Missouri and paid for both by a private family and with funds secured from the Carnegie Foundation. It was dismantled in the 1970s by Dr. Kenyon Latham, and stored for a time in the old Latham Hospital in California, Missouri before being relocated by the Organ Clearing House in 1982. It was rebuilt with tonal changes & additions by the Bond firm in 1983. The Great 2' Fifteenth / III Mixture is a half-draw stop. In the half-drawn position the 2' Fifteenth plays alone. In the fully-drawn position, the III Mixture plays. The Fifteenth/Mixture replaced the original 8' Dulciana. The Swell 2' Flautino replaced the original 8' Aeoline, and the 8' Trumpet replaced the original 8' Geigen Principal. The bottom 12 notes of the 8' Salicional are grooved to the 8' St. Diapason. The Pedal 8' Stop'd Bass and 16' Trombone are new. The organ was Blessed and Dedicated in a service of music and worship on Sunday, January 16, 1983 at 7:30 p.m. The guest organist was Adrienne Moran Reisner. The organ was pictured in The American Organist, March 1984, Vol. 18, No. 3, pg. 55; however the posted specification errantly lists an 8' Unison Bass stop in both the Great and the Swell; and a 16' Fagott in the Pedal. The organ was pictured again, and differently, in a Bond ad in the April 1984 issue of The American Organist, Vol. 18, No. 4, pg. 144.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Geo. Kilgen & Son (1914).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From the Dr. Kenyon Latham residence, California, MO.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from PortlandORgans.com (now inoperative)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the keydesk October, 1987
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Keydesk: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2007-03-13

Organ through altar grille: Archival source not identified by contributor: James R. Stettner. Taken on 2007-03-13

Keydesk: Archival source not identified by contributor: James R. Stettner. Taken on 2017-03-13

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