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Balcom and Vaughan (1939)

Originally Hook & Hastings (Opus 2063, 1905)

Location:

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
420 W. Pine
Missoula, MT 59802 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 26876

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on November 17, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP)
  • 21 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 18 stops. 18 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Hook-Hastings Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on November 17, 2020.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Hook-Hastings Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on November 17, 2020.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Hook-Hastings Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on November 17, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by Hook-Hastings Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 18
  • Registers: 18
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on November 17, 2020.
Jim Stettner on August 29, 2020:

Updated thru online information from James R. Stettner (former Balcom and Vaughan employee). -- Two different Balcom and Vaughan opus lists include the organ for work done in 1939. Both say 'Rebuild'. This was likely the electrification. The 1960's work was refurbishing, tonal additions, and a replacement console. In reference to the note below, there are no entries for any work done in the 1950's.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on November 17, 2020.

Database Manager on June 03, 2009:

The organ was electrified by Balcom & Vaughan in the 1939. The 1965 work consisted of a new detached AGO console, some Pedal modifications, and one rank added.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on November 17, 2020.

Database Manager on July 02, 2007:

Identified through online information from David Thomas. -- Rebuilt by Don Gorman. [Manager's Note" no date for work done by Don Gorman has been received through the Update procedure. It may have been done either before or after the Balcom & Vaughan work.]

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

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