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Bond Organ Builders, Inc. (2005)

Originally Francis J. N. Tallman (1899)
Exhibited in the 2008 OHS convention(s)

Location:

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
5050 8th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105 US
Sanctuary; left transept
Organ ID: 36213

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 Jim Stettner on October 01, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 16 ranks. 902 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 15 stops. 15 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 July 04, 2018.
Main:
  • Built by Henry Erben
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 15
  • Registers: 15
  • 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: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Foot Trundles
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on July 27, 2021.
Database Manager on March 12, 2012:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Since the Seattle OHS convention, the sanctuary interior has been restored to its original design. The organ was literally shrink-wrapped in plastic to protect it from dust during the construction process, and has since been put back into use. Last I saw it in October of 2011 - only the pointed finials atop the case had yet to be reinstated. The Pedal 8- Bass Flute is made from 1926 Estey open wood pipes (opus 2517) from First Congregational Church in Sacramento, California.

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

Database Manager on July 13, 2008:

Identified through information in OHS Seattle 2008 Organ Atlas. Relocation and modification of previously rebuilt organ from St. Dominic's, San Francisco; originally built for First Presbyterian Church, Nyack, New York

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 convention program
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 console in June 2005; verified and updated July 21, 2010
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ case; front facade: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-07-21

Organ case; both facades: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-07-21

Left facade and keydesk: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-07-21

Keydesk in profile: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-07-21

Keydesk: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-07-21

Left stopkamb: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-07-21

Right stopjamb: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-07-21

Wind indicator: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-07-21

Right end of case; Pedal 16' Bourdon and 8' Bass Flute: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-07-21

Pedal 8' Bass Flute: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-07-21

Great pipework (l-r);II Mixture, 2' Fifteenth, 4' Octave, 8' Melodia, 8' Open Diapason: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-07-21

Great 4' Octave and 8' Melodia; bass CC#: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-07-21

Great 8' Open Diapason pipes: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-07-21

Facade pipe wind conveyances: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-07-21

View thru the Swell shutters: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-07-21

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