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Hinners Organ Co. (1914)

Location:

First Congregational Church of Aitkin
201 Second St. NE
Aitken, MN 56431 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 67374

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • 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 Jim Stettner on January 14, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider, Pneumatic
  • 5 ranks. 2 divisions. 1 manuals. 5 stops. 9 registers.
Manual:
  • 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 January 15, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic 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 January 15, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 5
  • Registers: 9
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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 row above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on January 15, 2021.
Jim Stettner on January 15, 2021:

This is an original installation. Free-standing in a quarter-sawn oak case. 5-sectional façade containing 39 pipes arranged: 7-3-19-3-7. Attached keydesk with a lid that lifts to form a music rack. Stops as drawknobs in a single row above the manual. Pedal 16' Bourdon plays for 15 notes, then mechanically breaks-back and repeats at 32' pitch for the top 15-notes. Windchests were retabled in 1982 (by Jaeckel?). Church has closed.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on January 15, 2021.
Twin Cities AGO Organ List; comparative with other documented Hinners organs: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on January 15, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Vintage Postcard, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1910's

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Aitkin Historical Society, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. 1914

Organ case and facade: Photograph from an archival source: Twin Cities AGO Organ List, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1914

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