Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Bennett Organ Co. (Opus 833, 1916)

Location:

1st Methodist/Presbyterian Church
200 E 4th St, Rifle, CO 81650
Rifle, CO 81650 US
Organ ID: 55151

Update This Entry

Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist 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 May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Ventil
  • 8 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 9 stops. 8 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Ventil chests
  • Position: In side 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: 9
  • Registers: 8
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 18, 2017:

Updated by James R. Stettner, listing this web site as a source of information: http://www.postindependent.com/news/entertainment/church-organ-turns-100-in-rifle/.

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

Database Manager on May 30, 2015:

An original installation. Identified by Jon Busch, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- This is an original installation. The left and right display panels are speaking. The center panel is dummy. I would almost call this playable but unusable, but they do use it. It is not maintained.

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 console, May 20,2015
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case: Photograph by Jon Busch. Taken on 2015-05-20

Console: Photograph by Jon Busch. Taken on 2015-05-20

Church Exterior: Photograph by Jon Busch. Taken on 2015-05-20

This instrument has been viewed 562 times.