Pipe Organ Database

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Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (1918)

Location:

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Portland, OR US
Organ ID: 25583

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • 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
  • 797 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
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
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • 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 March 14, 2007:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ was free-standing and encased in the front, right corner of the room. The keydesk was attached and projecting. The facade had 15 pipes along the left side; a short diagonal flat of 5 pipes at each front corner; and a front flat of 25 pipes. The organ was dedicated on June 21, 1918. Some discrepancies exist as to the exact stoplist for the organ. William Bunch's spec states that the organ has 12 ranks and 682 pipes. The dedicatory program cover says the organ has "25 stop keys, 797 pipes, 4 Combination Pistons, and 3 Pedal Movements." It is also not known if the Swell 8' Vox Celeste II was actually II ranks, or if it was one rank - also drawing either the 8' Muted Viol or 8' Orchestral Violin with it. Also uncertain is whether the Pedal 16' Lieblich Gedeckt was a complete independent rank, an extension of the Swell 8' Stopped Flute, or the Pedal 16' Bourdon on "soft wind."

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Extrapolated from Balcom and Vaughan files
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and organ: Cover, organ dedication program in church archives. Taken on 1918-01-01

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