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Balcom and Vaughan Pipe Organs, Inc. (Opus 832, 1978)

Location:

First Immanuel Lutheran Church
1816 NW 19th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209 US
Organ ID: 25585

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 17 ranks. 1,051 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 31 stops. 14 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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: 3
  • Stops: 31
  • Registers: 14
  • 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 Crescendo Pedal
  • 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.

South side of nave:
  • Built by Balcom and Vaughan
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 60
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Combination Action Name: Syndyne 8400
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Lanny Hochhalter on November 06, 2020.
Lanny Hochhalter on November 06, 2020:

Syndyne 8400 combination action and switching system installed in 2020 by Hochhalter, Inc. Includes new tilting-tablets (OSI).

We received the most recent update for this note from Lanny Hochhalter on November 06, 2020.

Database Manager on March 15, 2007:

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 March 14, 2007:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This is a new organ - utilizing a very limited amount of the previous electrified 1918 Kilgen. The existing console shell and pedalboard from the 1955 electrification were reused. The Swell 4' Holz Flote is the original 4' Flute d'Amour and is the only complete old rank retained from the original Kilgen in the new organ. The bottom 12 pipes of the Swell 8' Bordun and the 16' Bordun extension are also retained from the original Kilgen.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from PortlandORgans.com (now inoperative)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console January 22, 1990
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary interior with exposed pipes: Archival source not identified by contributor: James R. Stettner. Taken on 1990-01-22

Exposed pipework: left: Archival source not identified by contributor: James R. Stettner. Taken on 1990-01-22

Exposed pipework: right: Archival source not identified by contributor: James R. Stettner. Taken on 1990-01-22

Console: Archival source not identified by contributor: James R. Stettner. Taken on 1990-01-22

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