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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1216, 1953)

Location:

First United Methodist Church
423 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Tacoma, WA 98447 US
Organ ID: 25929

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • 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 pitman
  • 37 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 28 stops. 34 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 28
  • Registers: 34
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • 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 Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 13, 2018:

Buildings sold 2006 and organ purchased by Bond Pipe Organs; organ renovated and installed in 2007 at First Baptist Church, Seattle, Washington; the console was upgraded to solid-state combination action.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on October 08, 2009:

Updated through online information from Joe O'Donnell. -- The organ has been relocated and is no longer in storage

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

Database Manager on May 02, 2007:

Identified through online information from Jonathan Young. -- Echo division of 1 stop added by Byard Fritts sometime around 1970, situated on side wall in sanctuary behind screen and playable from Choir; otherwise instrument was intact and unaltered until removal to storage

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Allen Kinzey via <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Cancel and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-04-26

Console: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-04-26

Console: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-04-26

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