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Balcom and Vaughan (Opus 417, 1945)

Originally Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 458, 1923)

Location:

Advent Christian Church
1300 E. Olive
Seattle, WA 98122 US
Organ ID: 52832

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Disciples of Christ / Christian Church
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 7 ranks. 415 pipes. 2 divisions. 2 manuals. 7 stops. 9 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit 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: 2
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 7
  • Registers: 9
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Console Style: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys in horseshoe curves.
  • Combination Action: Blind action not moving stop controls.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 26, 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 June 24, 2014:

Altered and relocated existing organ. Identified by James R. Stettner, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- The Wicks organ was originally built for the St. Maries Theatre in St. Maries, Idaho. Originally it had only 4 ranks and was highly unified. For the Seattle installation, the pipes were placed on new Kilgen-style, Balcom and Vaughan unit chests, and the console was refurbished.

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 25, 1991
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1991-11-25

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