Portland, Oregon
First Presbyterian Church

GEO. H. RYDER, Opus 155, 1890 - Original Specifications


GREAT                                        COUPLERS (Drawknob – Pneumatic)
   16    Contra Diapason            61          Swell to Pedal                  [8]
   8     Open Diapason              61          Great to Pedal                  [8]
   8     Doppel Flöte               61          Choir to Pedal                  [8]
   8     Viola d'Gamba              61
   8     Gemshorn                   61          Swell to Great                  [8]
   4     Octave                     61          Choir to Great Sub             [16]
   4     Flute Harmonique           61          Choir to Great                  [8]
   2-2/3 Twelfth                    61
   2     Fifteenth                  61          Swell to Choir                  [8]
   IV    Mixture                   244
   8     Cornopean                  61
                                             FOOT LEVERS (Unk. If labeled)
                                                Sw. Piano -
SWELL (Expressive)
   16    Bourdon Treble       (tc)  49          Sw. Mezzo -
   16    Bourdon Bass               12
   8     Open Diapason              61          Sw. Forte -
   8     Stopped Diapason           61
   8     Viola                      61          Gr. Piano -
   8     Aeoline                    61
   4     Violin                     61          Gr. Mezzo -
   4     Flute Traverso             61
   2-2/3 Twelfth                    61          Gr. Forte -
   2     Flautino                   61
   II    Harmonic Ætheria          122          Ch. Piano -
   8     Horn                       61
   8     Oboe                       61          Ch. Mezzo -
   8     Vox Humana                 61
         Tremolo                                Ch. Forte -


CHOIR                                        PEDAL MOVEMENTS
   8     Violin Diapason            61          Swell Expression             (bal.)
   8     Melodia                    61
   8     Quintadena           (tc)  49
   8     Dulciana                   61
   4     Fugara                     61
   4     Flute d'Amour              61
   2     Piccolo                    61
   8     Clarinet             (tc)  49
   8     Fagotto Bass               12       ACTION: Mechanical key & stop

                                             VOICES: 37
PEDAL
   16    Open Diapason      [wood]  30       STOPS: 39
   16    Bourdon            [wood]  30
   16    Dulciana           [wood]  30       RANKS: 41
   8     Violon Cello      [metal]  30
   8     Flute              [wood]  30       PIPES: 2,334


NOTES
The organ was completed for the church in the same year in which the main sanctuary
was completed – 1890. The approximate cost was $10,000.00, and the organ was the 
largest in the State of Oregon at the time.

The case was made of cherry to match the church interior. The essentially 3-sectional
facade contained 35 pipes arranged as follows: 9 – 3 – 11 – 3 – 9. Between each of the
three main sections was a small tower holding the 3 pipes. The facade contained pipes
from the Great 16' Contra Diapason and 8' Open Diapason.

The Choir 8' Quintadena was grooved to the bass of the 8' Melodia for its bottom octave.

The couplers were also activated by means of pneumatic pistons set into the manual key 
slips.

Sources: Ryder opus list; church archives and photos of the organ

 [Received from James R. Stettner 2012-06-04.]
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