Portland, Oregon
Immanuel Lutheran

Geo. Kilgen & Son, Opus ___, 1918

GREAT
   8'  Open Diapason                  61
   8'  Melodia                        61
   8'  Dulciana                       61
   4'  Flute                          61

SWELL (Expressive)
   8'  Open Diapason                  61
   8'  Stopped Flute                  61
   8'  Orchestral Violin              61
   8'  Muted Violin                   61
   8'  Vox Celeste II                 ??
   4'  Flute Harmonic                 61
   8'  Vox Humana                     61
       Tremolo
   Swell to Swell 16'
   Swell to Swell 8'
   Swell to Swell 4'

PEDAL
   16' Bourdon                        30
   16' Lieblich Gedeckt               ??
   8'  Flute                          12
 
COUPLERS
   Swell   8                  [to Pedal]
   Swell   4                  [to Pedal]
   Great   8                  [to Pedal]
   Swell  16                  [to Great]
   Swell   8                  [to Great]
   Swell   4                  [to Great]

FINGER PISTONS
   Swell & Pedal                   1 & 2
   Great & Pedal                   1 & 2

FOOT LEVERS
   Gr. to Ped.                     (rev)

PEDAL MOVEMENTS
   Swell Expression               (bal.)
   Crescendo                      (bal.)

ACTION:  Tubular-Pneumatic
VOICES:  13 or 14
STOPS:   14
RANKS:  13 or 14
PIPES:  797 ?

NOTES
The organ was dedicated on June 21, 1918. It was free-standing and
encased in the front, right corner of the room. The keydesk was attached
and projecting. And the facade had 15 pipes along the left side; a short
diagonal flat of 5 pipes at each front corner; and a front flat of 25
pipes.

The preceding specification was assembled from a variety of sources:

1) Examination of photos of the organ in the church archives.
2) Existing pipework in the home organ of Portland Resident, Lou Paff.
3) A specification provided by William J. Bunch of Balcom and Vaughan
      Pipe Organs of Seattle, WA; and
4) Comparison with documented examples of organs from the same period
      by this builder.

Some discrepancies, however, still exist.  William Bunch's spec states
that the organ has 12 ranks and 682 pipes. The dedicatory program cover
says the organ has "25 stop keys, 797 pipes, 4 Combination Pistons, and
3 Pedal Movements."  It is also not known if the Swell 8' Vox Celeste II
was actually II ranks, or if it was one rank - also drawing either the 8'
Muted Viol or 8' Orchestral Violin with it. Also uncertain is whether the
Pedal 16' Lieblich Gedeckt was a complete independent rank, an extension
of the Swell 8' Stopped Flute, or the Pedal 16' Bourdon on "soft wind."

 [Received on line from James R. Stettner April 19, 2009.]
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