Pipe Organ Database

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Jim Brumbaugh (1984)

Originally Estey Organ Co. (Opus 23, 1902)

Location:

Vashon Presbyterian Church
17708 Vashon Hwy. SW
Vashon Island, WA 98070 US
Organ ID: 24888

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 7 ranks. 384 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 7 stops. 7 registers.
All:
  • 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: 7
  • Registers: 7
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 26, 2017:

Updated by Carl Kishline, who has heard or played the organ.
Instrument is used in worship occasionally. No tuning was done for about 10 years, the tuning was rough but surprisingly good after that long. It was tuned November 2017.

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

Database Manager on June 19, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Installed by church's Organist/Music Dir. - Jim Brumbaugh - assisted by parishioners.

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. -- Originally built for W. H. Hart who owned some kind of store in Philadelphia. Acquired before 1915 by Portland, Oregon resident Asa Lovejoy. Shipped around Horn to Portland. 1930s relocated to Portland area funeral home. Shifted to another funeral home in Portland after a merger. Ca. 1978 made available for sale. Sold to Bill L. Watson of Colonial-DeWitt Funeral Home in Walla Walla, Washington. Ca. 1984 purchased by Vashon Presbyterian. Installed by parishioners. Some releathering done by former Moller rep. Charles Rich of Orting, Washington. Removed in June 1999 to Meadway & Stettner shop in Monroe, Washington for restoration. Reinstalled in February 2000.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the console December 17, 1994; verified and updated February 17, 2000
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior and Organ Case: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1999-06-01

Organ Case: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1999-06-01

Keydesk with Manuals, Haskell Stop Action, and Chimes Keyboard: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1999-06-01

Haskel stop action above Swell manual: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2000-04-01

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