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Puget Sound Pipe Organs (2017)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 7325, 1946)

Location:

Christ Episcopal Church
382 Boblett Street
Blaine, 98230 US
Sanctuary; rear
Organ ID: 60142

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican 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 March 08, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 3 ranks. 195 pipes. 1 divisions. 2 manuals. 3 stops. 25 registers.
Great (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In a floor-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by M. P. Möller
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on March 08, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by M. P. Möller
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on March 08, 2021.

Pedal (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In a floor-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by M. P. Möller
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on March 08, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Reuter Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 3
  • Registers: 25
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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 on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on March 08, 2021.
Database Manager on May 05, 2017:

This is a new home for an organ that was altered when it was moved from another location.
Identified by James R. Stettner, the builder.
This is a 3-rank Moller 'Portable' that was originally built for Mountain View Lutheran Church in Puyallup, Washington. When that congregation built a new church and prchaed a new Werner Bosch tracker in 1965, the Moller was sold to the Lutheran Bible Institue of Seatte; where it was reinstalled by Glenn D. White of Olympic Organ Builders. Tonal changes were made in an effort to make the organ more 'Lutheran'. The original 4' Salicet was cut-down to become a 2' Principal (but never actually put back on-speech properly). The organ was later moved to Issaquah when the LBI purchased the former Providence Heights College. LBI later renamed as Trinity College. The Moller was placed in the Rainier Room which was rented as a worship space by other area churches. The property was sold to City Church of Seattle in 2008 and the Moller was removed to storage by Jim Stettner. It remained in storage at the Pipe organ Foundation of Mercer Island for a time. Then it was in a storage facility in Shoreline. From there it went to the Puget Sound Pipe Organs shop on Camano Island, WA. and remained there until it was purchased by Christ Episcopal organist, Carl Bradley as a gift to the church. The organ was fully restored mechanically. A replacement string of slightly larger scale was installed where the original Salicet had been. A used 1962 Reuter console originally built for Milliken College in Decatur, Illinois (and subsequently housed in various places) was used rather than the Moller console which was in rough condition. The Reuter also offered the opportunity for an expanded stoplist of 25 speaking stops rather than the traditional 19 of a standard Moller 'Portable.' It was installed in April 2017 at the rear of the church to the left of the window with the console at the front on the right.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist taken from the console: Open In New Tab Originally published April, 2017
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on March 08, 2021.

Stoplist copied from the console: Open In New Tab Originally published April, 2017
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on March 08, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2017-04-29

Organ case in rear corner: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2017-04-29

Organ case: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2017-04-29

Organ case t the rear; console up front: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2017-04-29

Console: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2017-04-29

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