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Balcom and Vaughan (Opus 651, 1958)

Originally W. W. Kimball Co. (1904)

Location:

Central Christian Church / Cornerstone Christian Church
12 N. Chelan
Wenatchee, WA 98807 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 24918

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Disciples of Christ / Christian Church
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on October 09, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 8 ranks. 506 pipes. 2 divisions. 2 manuals. 8 stops. 15 registers.
Great (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Balcom and Vaughan
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 09, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Balcom and Vaughan
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 09, 2021.

Pedal (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Balcom and Vaughan
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 09, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Balcom and Vaughan
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 8
  • Registers: 15
  • 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: Stop keys 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 Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on October 09, 2021.
Jim Stettner on October 09, 2021:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ has not been used for a few years now. It was fully playable when we last tuned it before Christmas a few years ago. Chest leathers are starting to go. Regulators have been patched. Stoppers need to be re-leathered. Pipes could use cleaning and setting back on speech.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on October 09, 2021.

Database Manager on December 15, 2006:

Identified 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 December 15, 2006:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the removal from the old building, electrification & rebuilding, and re-installation of the existing 1904 Kimball organ.

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 November 15, 1991; updated December 23, 1993
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary interior, console, chamber grille; Balcom and Vaughan archive photo: Digital image by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-12-15

Console: Photograph by Jesse Zylstra. Taken on 2012-04-11

Console: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1993-12-23

Great Pipework: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1993-12-23

Swell Pipework: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1993-12-23

Pipework (Offset Basses): Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1993-12-23

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Church website, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 2015

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