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Balcom and Vaughan (1943)

Originally Robert Morton Organ Co. (1924)

Location:

St. Patrick's Catholic Church
1623 NW 19th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 9858

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on October 13, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 6 ranks. 1 divisions. 2 manuals. 6 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 1
  • Registers: 6
  • 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: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys in horseshoe curves.
  • 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 May 13, 2018.
Jim Stettner on October 13, 2020:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- in 2016, the Bond firm of Portland installed a used, rebuilt Wicks console fitted with a new Syndyne operating system and combination action. The stoplist was modified in this work.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on October 13, 2020.

Database Manager on March 18, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- The original Morton was a 2/6. The organ has been added-to over the years. As of Feb. 1, 1990, it had 11 independent registers, 37 speaking stops, 11 ranks, and 719 pipes. That 16' Bourdon/Bass Flute is from the original Morton. The 4' Harmonic Flute said to be Skinner. The Great 2' Fifteenth is Jardine. The 8' Clarinet is Wicks. Which rank(s) is (are) Hook & Hastings is not known to this author. The Great and Swell share one common chamber, but there are some ranks that are indigenous to only one manual division - such as the Great 2' Fifteenth & 8' Clarinet; and the Swell 8' Voix Celeste and 8'Trumpet/4' Clarion.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Robert Morton (1924).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1997

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From the Bob White Theatre, Portland, OR. Tonaly altered. Contains some recycled Hook & Hastings and Jardine pipework.

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

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