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Richard Schneider / Schneider Pipe Organs, Inc. (2018)

Originally Hinners Organ Co. (1900ca.)

Location:

Residence: Edward J. Legner
402 N. Walnut St.
Odell, IL 60460 US
Basement Studio
Organ ID: 63144

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted)
  • 16 ranks. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Slider Motors: Solenoids.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.
Database Manager on August 04, 2018:

Updated by Richard Schneider, listing conversations with this person as the source of the information: Ed Legner.
\r\nThis has been an ongoing project, so a single date is not appropriate. I have been involved with this instrument since about 1984

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

Database Manager on July 26, 2018:

This is a new home for an organ that was altered when it was moved from another location.
Identified by Richard Schneider, the builder. Additionally, Richard Schneider listed this individual as a source of information: Richard Schneider.
This has been an ongoing project involving the original Hinners organ from St. John's Lutheran Church in Royal, Illinois, which was relocated by Bob Hofswell from the University to a Catholic Church in Urbana when the former church sold the organ in advance of the installation of the 1976 Wicks organ currently there. The organ proved unsuccessful in the (unknown) Catholic church and was removed to storage to a barn in Mahomet, Illinois, by Bob Hofswell, who was contacted by Ed Legner in the 1980s and purchased and moved the organ to his basement. The console was incorporated into the organ at St. Paul's Catholic Church of Odell, Illinois, which was also restored to playing condition by Mr. Legner (OHS Database entry to follow) A replacement console was purchased from Schneider Pipe Organs, Inc, and a joint project with Mr. Legner has been ongoing since that time. Most recent work completed in July, 2018 includes a new Matters control system for the organ, new Laukhuff pallet pulldown magnets and slider motors and the acquisition and installation of an 8' Capped Oboe and construction of new custom windchests for this stop.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.
Engraving Specification by builder: Open In New Tab Original document from Richard Schneider. Originally published 2018-08-01
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Richard Schneider. Taken on 2018-07-23

Swell division with new Oboe installed.: Photograph by Richard Schneider. Taken on 2018-07-23

Relay panel: Photograph by Richard Schneider. Taken on 2018-07-23

Console Digital Display: Photograph by Richard Schneider. Taken on 2018-07-23

Stop Tabs Left: Photograph by Richard Schneider. Taken on 2018-07-23

Stop Tabs Center: Photograph by Richard Schneider. Taken on 2018-07-23

Stop Tabs Center Right: Photograph by Richard Schneider. Taken on 2018-07-23

Stop Tabs Right: Photograph by Richard Schneider. Taken on 2018-07-23

Console Indicators: Photograph by Richard Schneider. Taken on 2018-07-23

Swell Slider Motors: Photograph by Richard Schneider. Taken on 2018-07-23

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