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Frans W. M. Bosman (1991)

Originally W. W. Kimball Co. (1908)

Location:

Westminster Presbyterian
349 N. Market St.
Chehalis, WA 98532 US
Organ ID: 22711

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • 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: EP ventil
  • 13 ranks. 762 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 15 stops. 12 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP ventil 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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 15
  • Registers: 12
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 17, 2016:

Updated through online information from Sean Haley.
In addition to the additions and electrical system added by Frans Bosman, new unit chests of electro-mechanical design were built and installed by Bosman for the Great and Swell. Interestingly, the Swell expression remains completely mechanical in nearly the original configuration as executed by Kimball.

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

Database Manager on May 10, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on January 09, 2006:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- This was a major rebuild with tonal additions of the existing 1908 W. W. Kimball organ which had been previously electrified and rebuilt/enlarged. The façade pipes were stencilled during this rebuild. An entirely new solid state electric system was installed. Some new or used/recycled ranks were added. The organ was dedicated in worship on OCtober 6, 1991.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Facade: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2007-04-17

Facade and keydesk: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2007-04-17

Dismantled organ: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-04-20

Keydesk: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-04-20

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