Bellingham, Washington
First Congregational Church, U.C.C.

W.W. KIMBALL CO., Opus ____, ca. 1908
Balcom and Vaughan, Opus 332, 1946 - Electrification
Balcom and Vaughan Pipe Organs, Inc., Opus 332A, 1969 - Console & Additions
Marceau & Associates, Opus XXII, 2003 - Rebuilt Console, Facade, Tonal Additions


<u>GREAT</u>                                        <u>COUPLERS</u>
16'    Bourdon      (Ped – 56n)  –- ●        Swell to Pedal                  8,4
8'     Open Diapason             61 ◊        Great to Pedal                  8
8'     Melodia                   61          MIDI  on Pedal
8'     Dulciana                  61
4'     Principal                 61 ◘        Swell to Great               16,8,4
4'     Flute d'Amour             61          MIDI  on Great
2'     15th                      12 ◘
III    Mixture  1⅓'             183          MIDI  on Swell
8'     Trumpet             (Sw)  –- □
       Chimes                   (21)
                                             <u>FINGER PISTONS</u>
Great to Great 4'                            General                       1 - 6
                                             Swell                         1 - 4
                                               Sw. to Ped.                 (rev)
<u>SWELL (Expressive)</u>                             Sw. to Gt.                  (rev)
8'     Geigen                    61          Great                         1 – 4
8'     Stopped Flute             61            Gt. to Ped.                 (rev)
8'     Salicional                61          Pedal                         1 – 4
8'     Voix Celeste        (tc)  49          Set
4'     Principal                 61          Cancel
4'     Harmonic Flute            61
2-2/3' Nasard                    61 ♠
2'     Piccolo                   61          <u>TOE STUDS</u>
1-3/5' Tierce                    61          General                       1 – 6
1-1/3' Larigot            (49n)  –- ♠        Pedal                         1 – 4
8'     Trumpet                   61 □         Gt. to Ped.                   (rev)
       Tremulant

Swell to Swell 16'                           <u>PEDAL MOVEMENTS</u>
Swell Unison Off                             Unused                       (bal.) 
Swell to Swell 4'                            Swell Expression             (bal.)
                                             Crescendo                    (bal.)

<u>PEDAL</u>                                        
32'    Bourdon            (dig)  –-          <u>ACTION</u>: Electro-Pneumatic Ventil
16'    Subbass                   32 ●                 Direct-Electric
16'    Bourdon            (dig)  –-
8'     Open Diapason       (Gt)  –- ◊        <u>VOICES</u>: 17
8'     Gedeckt Bass              12 ●
4'     Choral Bass      (Gt 4')  –- ◘        <u>STOPS</u>: 31; inc. chimes
4'     Flute Bass                12 ●
16'    Posaune             (Sw)  12 □        <u>RANKS</u>: 19
8'     Trumpet             (Sw)  –- □
4'     Clarion             (Sw)  –- □        <u>PIPES</u>: 1,166


<u>NOTES</u>
The original Kimball organ operated by means of tubular-pneumatic action on
ventil chests. It was 10 ranks with 5 on the Swell, 4 on the Great, and 1 in
the Pedal. The keydesk was attached and projecting with a folding cover which
opened to form a music rack. Stops were as drawknobs protruding through an
angled board on either side of the keydesk.

In 1946, Balcom and Vaughan was contracted to electrify the organ. Their opus
list still gives the size as 10 ranks, so apparently no tonal changes or
additions were made. The Pedal 16' Bourdon was likely increased to 32 notes
from the original 30.

In 1969, Balcom and Vaughan was again contracted for organ work. A new A.G.O.
compatible console with combination action was provided and apparently some
additions were made. This likely included the Swell 8' Voix Celeste and may
have also included the 8' Trumpet.

In 2004, Marceau & Associates Pipe Organ Builders of Portland, Oregon  were
contracted to build a new façade for the organ, provide a solid state relay
and combination action, and make further tonal additions and changes. The
original Kimball ventil chests are still extant. On the Swell, the 8' Geigen,
8' Stopped Flute, 8' Salicional, 4' Principal, and 4' Harmonic Flute are on
the ventil chest. On the Great, the 8' Open Diapason, 8' Melodia, 8' Dulciana,
and 4' Flute d'Amour are on the ventil chest. And the Pedal 16' Subbass is
still on its original ventil chest.

The pipes of the Great 4' Flute d'Amour are apparently either the original
or another used Stopped Diapason. The stopper handles are not bored. The
Great 16' Bourdon is borrowed from the Pedal 16' Subbass and plays for 56
notes.

On the Swell, the 1-3/5' Tierce breaks-back to 3-1/5' pitch for the top 4
notes. The 1-1/3' Larigot is from the 2-2/3' Nasard, but without extension
and plays for only 49 notes.

<u>Sources</u>: Balcom and Vaughan opus lists; Marceau opus list; JRS; extant organ


First Congregational Church, U.C.C.
2401 Cornwall Ave.
Bellingham, WA. 99225
(360) 734-3720                               Documented: December 13, 2019
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