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Hinners Organ Co. (Opus 911, 1906)

Originally Hinners Organ Co. (Opus 911, 1906)

Location:

First United Methodist Church
601 10th Avenue
Menominee, MI 49858 US
Organ ID: 52730

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 11 ranks. 637 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 11 stops.
All:
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 11
  • 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 rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 23, 2014:

Updated through online information from Rodney J. Weed. -- Remembering that Hinners Opus numbers were often written on the interior panels of the organ casework I went back to First United Methodist church on June 17, 2014 and checked the interior panels of the organ case. I found the number 911 several times inside the organ case.

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

Database Manager on June 07, 2014:

Updated through online information from Rodney J. Weed. -- The organ is in like new condition and everything works correctly and smoothly. The organ puts out more than adequate volume for the size of the worship space. Sometime after 1924 an electric blower was added. In 1996 the organ was totally restored to like new condition.

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

Database Manager on May 24, 2014:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Rodney J. Weed, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- This organ is in excellent working order and looks almost new, Based on a plaque on the organ it appears it was restored to its original 1906 like new condition in 1996. Plaque reads as follows: "The restoration of this 1906 custom built Hinners organ is dedicated to those who lift our hearts with music. 1996" There is no indication of who restored the organ. I will be posting pictures of the organ as it stands as of May 2014.

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 May 22, 2014
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-22

Church Exterior: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-22

Chancel and Pipe Facades: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-27

Keydesk and Pipe Facades: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-22

Pipe Facade: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-22

Keydesk (with cover closed): Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-22

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-27

Restoration Plaque: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-22

Dedication Plaque: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-27

Coupler and Tremulant Drawknobs: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-22

Left Drawknobs (Swell and Pedal): Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-22

Right Drawknobs (Great): Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-22

Swell Pedal, Pedalboard, and Preset Hitchdown Levers: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-22

Great Pipework: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-27

Pedal Pipework (16' Bourdon): Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-27

Pump Handle: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-27

Nave: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2014-05-22

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