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Randall J. McCarty (1976)

Originally Hinners Organ Co. (Opus 2324, 1917)

Location:

Vereinige Deutschprachige Kirche / German United Church of Christ
1107 E. Howell
Seattle, WA 98122 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 67664

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Churches of Christ (UCC)
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on February 19, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider, Ventil
  • 6 ranks. 308 pipes. 2 divisions. 1 manuals. 6 stops. 11 registers.
Manual:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on February 19, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Ventil chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on February 19, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 6
  • Registers: 11
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal row above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on February 19, 2021.
Jim Stettner on February 19, 2021:

The congregation disbanded in 2020 and the property was sold to another congregation who did not want the organ. The organ was removed in 2020 by the Pipe Organ Foundation of Mercer Island, Washington assisted by organ builder Tim Drewes. It will be relocated to one of two Catholic Seminary chapels in Palo, The Philippines.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on February 19, 2021.

Jim Stettner on February 19, 2021:

The organ was originally built for St. Jakobi Lutheran Church in Allison, Iowa. It was moved some years later to the new church building for St. James Lutheran (St. Jakobi, Anglicized). The church contracted for a new organ in 1975, and the Hinners was sold to Mr. Ray Whipple of Waterloo, Iowa and placed in storage. While still in storage, it was again offered for sale and was purchased by the Vereinigte Deutschsprachige Kirche (German U.C.C.) of Seattle throguh the Organ Clearing House of Harrisville, New Hampshire. It was installed by Randall J. McCarty, organist of the church, and replaced an electronic substitute. Mr. McCarty had to narrow the case and alter the facade. The 8' Aeoline was also replaced with a 4' Principal from a Hinners built for a church in Spokane, Washington. The drawknobs are still labeled as Aeoline Bass and Aeoline Treble.

The 12 bass notes of the 8' Viola d'Gamba are grooved from the 8' Liebl Gedackt Bass. The 8' Open Diapason is the only non-expressive manual rank. It has 27 zinc basses, 19 of which are in the facade and operated by tubular-pneumatic action.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on February 19, 2021.
Stoplist copied from the console: Open In New Tab Originally published July, 1992
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on February 19, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ in front left corner of the chancel: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken approx. July, 1992

Organ case and facade: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken approx. July, 1992

Keydesk and stops: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken approx. July, 1992

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