Pipe Organ Database

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W. W. Kimball Co. (Opus 6748, 1924)

Location:

St. Helens (Fox) Theatre
N. Market Blvd.
Chehalis, WA 98532 US
Organ ID: 52470

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • 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 unit
  • 6 ranks. 1 divisions. 2 manuals. 6 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In side 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: 2
  • Divisions: 1
  • Registers: 6
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys in horseshoe curves.
  • 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 Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 28, 2014:

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 February 27, 2014:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by James R. Stettner, using information from this web site: http://www.pstos.org/instruments/wa/chehalis/st-helens.htm. -- The organ was designed, ordered by, and installed by C.M. 'Sandy' Balcom - later of Balcom and Vaughan in Seattle, Washington. It originally cost $10,000.00. The organ was sold for $1,000.00 in 1952 and removed to a Seattle residence. It was in several subsequent locations before coming to rest in a museum in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where it still exists (2014).

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

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