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Balcom and Vaughan Pipe Organs, Inc. (Opus 864, 1985)

Location:

First Presbyterian
26 W. Babcock
Bozeman, MT 59715 US
Organ ID: 36492

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP)
  • 30 ranks. 1,816 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 35 stops. 24 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • 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
  • Stops: 35
  • Registers: 24
  • 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 Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 21, 2012:

Updated through online information from Keegan Meyer.

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

Database Manager on August 06, 2008:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Oak case with 49 pipes en facade arranged: 5-7-3-7-5-7-3-7-5 as 5 towers divided by 4 flats. Great (left) beside Swell (right). Pedal behind except 8' Principal en facade 1-25. Gt. 8' Principal 1-24 makes-up the remainder of the facade. Organ dedicated by David Di Fiore of Seattle on November 10, 1985. Documented: November 11, 1998.

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 11, 1998
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Front of church with organ case: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1998-11-11

Organ case from right side: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1998-11-11

Console: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1998-11-11

Organ Case: Photograph by Keith Nathan. Taken on 2014-10-21

Organ Case and Console: (ca. 1985) Balcom and Vaughan Promotional Photo; from the collection of James R. Stettner.

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