Hinners Organ Co. (1900)

Location:

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church / Mission of the Resurrection
4 Maple Street
Mount Carmel, PA 17851 US
Organ ID: 41304

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on December 07, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 5 ranks. 271 pipes. 2 divisions. 1 manuals. 5 stops. 9 registers.
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 December 07, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 5
  • Registers: 9
  • 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.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on December 07, 2018.
Database Manager on December 08, 2018:

Updated by Chris Walczak, who maintains the organ.

The organ was recently tuned, repaired and has returned to weekly use as of October 2018 thanks to generous donations from multiple donors.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on May 23, 2018:

Updated by Chris Walczak

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on July 26, 2012:

Updated through online information from Jack Umholtz.

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

Database Manager on July 19, 2012:

Updated through online information from Jack Umholtz. -- Following is a transcript of a photocopy of a commentary on the instrument provided to me by a parishioner with some comments/corrections added in parentheses by me:
The church organ is over 100 years old. During the constuction of the current building, church members contacted the well-known Carnegie family of Pittsburgh requesting a contribution. A pipe organ made by the Himmer [Hinners] Organ Company of Pekin, Illinois, was originally powered by water to pump the bellows. Although the water engine was replace[d] by an electric motor more than 50 years ago, the original water organ has been retained. [I take this to mean the original organ was retained, unaltered, as the water motor is no longer in the church.] The organ has no bass foot pedals [there is a 27 note reverse radiating pedalboard on the instrument] as a cast-iron foot pedal controls the volume. The tractor-type [tracker] keyboard requires greater finger strength to play than do modern instruments. The organ is of considerable value, not only because of its age and years of service, without a breakdown, but also because it fits the decor of the sanctuary and is a perfect size for the church.

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

Database Manager on June 11, 2009:

Identified through online information from Tom Bailey. -- Organ donated by Andrew Lewis, the Coal King.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from Tom Bailey. On-line update from Tom Bailey.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from Console July 15, 2012
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Nave and Chancel: Photograph from Jack Umholtz. Taken on 2012-07-15

Side Chapel - Left Trancept: Photograph from Jack Umholtz. Taken on 2012-07-15

Chancel and Right Trancept: Photograph from Jack Umholtz. Taken on 2012-07-15

Facade and Case: Photograph from Jack Umholtz. Taken on 2012-07-15

Facade: Photograph from Jack Umholtz. Taken on 2012-07-15

Key Desk: Photograph from Jack Umholtz. Taken on 2012-07-15

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph from Jack Umholtz. Taken on 2012-07-15

Original Water Motor Control: Photograph from Jack Umholtz. Taken on 2012-07-15

Pedal Bourdon: Photograph from Jack Umholtz. Taken on 2012-07-15

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