Charles M. Rich (1992)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 8414, 1952)

Location:

Menno Mennonite Church
Rt. 1, Box 91
Ritzville, WA 99169 US
Organ ID: 24860

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Mennonite 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 unit
  • 10 ranks. 658 pipes. 2 divisions. 2 manuals. 8 stops. 27 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) 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: 2
  • Stops: 8
  • Registers: 27
  • 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: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 30, 2016:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on November 28, 2006:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Mr. Rich was the Möller representative for a time before Harold B. Curryer. This was additions to the existing 1952 Möller organ. A new 4' Spitz Principal playing only on the Swell was placed in the chamber on the former Open Diapason chest. The Open Diapason from tenor C was relocated to new, diatonically divided chests at the front of the room on either side of a window. A new III Mixture was also placed here. The O.D. bass remained in the chamber. And a Gt. tenor C 8' Dulciana duplexed as Sw. 8' Aeoline was added on a new chest in the chamber. The wind system addd for the exposed pipework is poorly designed and inadequate. The feeding windline was tapped from weighed wind - not static wind. So the Mixture literally can not be tuned and remain stable due to horribly 'flexible' wind.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the console May 9, 1995
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel, Pipe Displays, and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1995-11-15

Pipe Displays (Diapason and added III Mixture): Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1995-11-15

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