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Balcom & Vaughan Pipe Organs (Opus 796RB, 1973)

Location:

St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church
121 N. 80th St.
Seattle, WA 98103 US
Organ ID: 37970

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 July 04, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 17 ranks. 989 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 14 stops. 18 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit 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: 14
  • Registers: 18
  • 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, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 04, 2018.
Database Manager on August 25, 2014:

from James R. Stettner: -- tonal and mechanical alterations, Puget Sound Pipe Organs.

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

Database Manager on December 23, 2008:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This as essentially a new organ which retained the windchest and some of the pipes of the transplanted 1921 Kimball installed in 1933. The Great had new Kilgen-style E-P unit chests and was installed in a chamber on the right side of the rear gallery opposite the Swell. The new Pedal 8' Principal unit also occupied this chamber. The original Kimball chest remained in the Great with tonal changes to both the Great and Swell portions. This information comes from a direct examination of the extant 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 the console June 3, 1991; Verified & Updated: July, 1996
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Original Kimball chest with new and old pipes in Swell chamber: Photo by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-04-13

Rear gallery with organ chambers: Swell on left, Great on right: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2018-07-23

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