Pipe Organ Database

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Owner (2014 ca.)

Originally Reuter Organ Co. (Opus 1397, 1962)

Location:

Residence: Arthur Hixson
1211 McCormick St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501 US
Barn (stored)
Organ ID: 68130

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on April 16, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 7 ranks. 547 pipes. 1 divisions. 2 manuals. 5 stops. 28 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Built by Reuter Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 16, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Built by Reuter Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 16, 2021.

Pedal (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Built by Reuter Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 16, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Reuter Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 5
  • Registers: 28
  • 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: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • 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 April 16, 2021.
Jim Stettner on April 16, 2021:

identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This instrument was originally built for Milliken University in Decatur, Illinois. It was installed in a third floor Practice Room of Perkinson Music Center.

It was removed by Clark Hale and Richard Schneider from Millikin in the 1980's and relocated to the residence of Clark and Mary Waldmier of Decatur, Illinois. The Waldmiers later sold the organ and it was acquired by Arthur Hixson of Olympia, Washington for $1,000.00. Mr. Hixson drove to Illinois to retrieve the organ. It was stored but never set-up in Olympia.

It was acquired by Sean Griggs of Seattle, Washington at the recommendation of Puget Sound Pipe Organs, to be combined in the future with his existing 2-manual, 3-rank Kilgen ”Petite Ensemble”. The purchase price was $1,000.00, and Puget Sound Pipe Organs donated a 3-manual keyboard stack to Arthur Hixson for a Hauptwerk set-up as part of the arrangement. The organ was removed from the Hixson residence in late July, 2016.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on April 16, 2021.
Stoplist copied from the console: Open In New Tab Originally published July 2016
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on April 16, 2021.

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