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Balcom and Vaughan (1933)

Originally W. W. Kimball Co. (Opus 6613, 1921)

Location:

St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church
121 N.80th St.
Seattle, WA US
Organ ID: 37969

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on July 04, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP ventil
  • 9 ranks. 570 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 9 stops. 10 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP ventil chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 04, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 9
  • Registers: 10
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 04, 2018.
Database Manager on December 23, 2008:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the transplanting with minimal changes by Balcom and Vaughan of the 1921 Kimball, Opus 6613 originally built for the [then] Paramount Theatre (later, Guild 45th). The organ had been a 2/7 and was enlarged to 2/9 by Kimball in 1924. The pipes were installed in a chamber on the left side of the rear gallery. The information here is included in the Encylcopedia of the American Theatre Organ, details were in the Balcom and Vaughan files, and I examined the extant, altered organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from extant original chests and pipework
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console photo by Bill Bunch: Digital image by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-12-15

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