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Wesley Spore (2008)


Residence: Dr. Carl Dodrill
4488 W. Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040 US
Dining Room
Organ ID: 37002

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • 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 unit
  • 1 ranks. 37 pipes. 1 divisions. 1 manuals. 1 stops. 1 registers.
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit 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.
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 1
  • Registers: 1
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 37
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: No stop action.
  • Stop Controls: No stop controls.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: No pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 03, 2008:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- This little demo organ was created by Wesley Spore, a member of the Pipe organ Foundation Board, utilizing a used windchest in Pipe Organ Foundation stock, along with a modified, used keyboard, and pipes which the POF had acquired from a conglomerate organ in Seattle. The pipes are 2' Principal facade pipes with Roman mouths from a Welte player organ that had come used from Dresden Germany to grace the house of Seattle fine arts patron Charles Frye. After his passing, the organ was broken-up for parts and mostly used in organs here and there by Balcom and Vaughan. The Demo organ was assembled for a special anniversary event at the Frye Art Museum - but they ultimately decided not to include it. So it resides at the Dodrill residence.

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

Instrument Images:

Demo organ: Photo by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-10-30

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