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Hinners Organ Co. (Opus 1191, 1911)

Location:

First Methodist Church
477 Meeker St.
Delta, CO 81416 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 5067

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is no longer extant; destroyed.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on April 05, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider, Information unknown or not applicable
  • 18 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 18 stops.
Great:
  • 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 April 05, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • 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 April 05, 2021.

Pedal:
  • 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 April 05, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 18
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection with pneumatic assists (i.e., Barker levers, etc.).
  • 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 rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on April 05, 2021.
Jim Stettner on April 05, 2021:

From the 'History' page of the church website, "In the front corner of the sanctuary there was an eighteen stop, eighteen rank Hinners pipe organ installed in 1910. The organ of 1024 pipes had 57 speaker pipes and 11 ornamental pipes exposed. A Reuter console was installed in 1956."

"Unfortunately, the Hinners organ was lost in the 1993 fire and was replaced by a 1930 vintage Kimball organ. The visible pipes and organ facade are patterned after the old organ so the appearance is nearly the same. Although loss of the old organ was tragic, the replacement is musically superior."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on April 05, 2021.

Jim Stettner on April 05, 2021:

Burned with church 6 Nov 1993.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on April 05, 2021.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Identified from the Ed Boadwy Hinners Opus List. Notes in the margin indicate the action was "tracker-pneumatic."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on April 05, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: History Colorado: National and State Register, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. before 1993

Church after the fire: Photograph from an archival source: Church archives, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. November, 1993

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