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Wm. A. Johnson (1860ca.)

Location:

Residence: Don T. Stagg
4079 H Street Rd.
Blaine, WA 98230 US
Organ ID: 21

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 11 ranks. 566 pipes. 2 divisions. 1 manuals. 11 stops. 10 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 11
  • Registers: 10
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 23, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- As originally built, the expression mechanism would have been hitch-down, and the Pedal compass would have been 12-notes. At an unknown time in the organ's past, the original pedalboard was replaced with a 27-note pedalboard and the expression mechanism was changed to a balanced system. As installed in Mr. Stagg's home, the expression box has been removed and is safely in storage. The original Mixture and Trumpet are missing. The organ has several non-original stop labels. The bottom octave of the 8' Open Diapason is of stopped wood. Mr. Stagg also has the organ playing on slightly lower than its original pressure.

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

Database Manager on July 09, 2005:

On-line update from James R. Stettner -- The organ was replaced at St. James Epis. in Dillon in the 1940s by a Moller "Artiste" that still exists. The organ was next moved to St. John's Episcopal in Townsend, Montana, and it was from here that it was acquired by Don Stagg when he was living with his family in Butte, Montana.

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 1990.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Organ was at Episcopal Church, Dillon, MT in 1940. Later in church in Townsend, MT. Moved here from previous Stagg res. in Canada.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed Stoplist from Jim Stettner
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Notes: Open In New Tab History and Description by Jim Stettner
Document created on 2007-11-06
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-05-31

Facade; some pipes removed showing interior pipes: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-05-31

Recessed keydesk: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-05-31

Key action and left stop action: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-05-31

Non-original pedalboard: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-05-31

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2016-10-10

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