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Hinners & Albertsen (Opus 88, 1901)

Location:

First Church of Christ, Scientist
1746 Stephenson Street
Marinette, WI 54143 US
Organ ID: 1708

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Christ, Scientist
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, but not in use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 12 ranks. 684 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 12 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 12
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • 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, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 31, 2012:

Updated through online information from Rodney J. Weed. -- During a second visit to this organ on 8-29-2012 I was able to remove a side panel and the panel behind the music rack. Both of these panels had written on them in pencil #88 so I am assuming this is the opus number for this instrument.

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

Database Manager on August 27, 2012:

Updated through online information from Rodney J. Weed. -- This database update is based on a personal visit by me to the church on August 22, 2012 and a copy of "The Hinners & Albertson Pipe Organ First Church of Christ, Scientist, Marinette, Wisconsin A Proposal for Refurbishment by J.C. Taylor & Co., Organbuilders, Kaukauna, WI" The organ is in danger of being lost as an Historical Organ. The Church building was just sold (closing on September 18, 2012) ... for use as an Art Gallery. The organ was included in the sale of the building, but [the purchaser] wants the space it occupies. He plans to sell the organ. At this time it is not known if such a sale would preserve the organ or if he just wants it out. The organ has been very well maintained by the Church since they acquired it in 1901 with the exception of the removal of the 4' Principal and the 8' Oboe and the addition of the 8' Gamba and 8' Vox Humana both of unknown origin. In 1977 the J.C. Taylor & Co., Organbuilders, Kaukauna, WI "releathered and refitted the Swell pallets, patched cracks in the pallet seats, and renutted and rebushed the Pedal action." "In 1982 J.C. Taylor releathered the Great windchest pallets-cleaning and repairing the pallet seats, renutted and rebushed the Great Key action, installed a new used blower and wind trunk, replaced the motor coupling grid, and installed an intake filter." At a date unknown but after 1982, J.C. Taylor did the additional work of removing the reservoir from the organ, releathered as original. The organ as played today (8-22-12) was very smooth in its action and for the most part everything was working quite well.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Altered.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console August 22, 2012 and A Proposal for Refurbishment by J.C. Taylor & Co.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-08-22

Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-08-22

Keydesk with Cover Closed: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-08-22

Keydesk: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-08-22

Pedalboard and Swell Pedal: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-08-22

Swell Pedal: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-08-22

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-08-22

Great Drawknobs: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-08-22

Swell Drawknobs: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-08-22

Trackers: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-08-22

Blower: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-08-22

Trackers and Pipework: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-08-22

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