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Hinners Organ Co. (1929)

Location:

Methodist Church
235 North 2nd St.
Banning, CA 92220 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 68019

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on April 09, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 10 ranks. 651 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 10 stops.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 09, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 09, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 09, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 10
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on December 08, 2021.
David Lines on December 02, 2021:

The console has been disconnected and is in storage. In need of major repairs, this organ is available to a good home.

We received the most recent update for this note from David Lines on December 02, 2021.

Jim Stettner on April 09, 2021:

From a .pdf document on the church website regarding the parish history, "In 1928, the old church site on Ramsey was sold to the J.C. Penny Co. for $17,500.00 and the congregation moved to its present location to “get away from the highway.” In this move, the church spent $23,000.00 for a building, $3,000.00 for furniture, and $5,000.00 for the 651-pipe Hinners organ. The cornerstone was laid in 1928, and the church building, with mahogany pews, was dedicated April 14, 1929."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on April 09, 2021.

Jim Stettner on April 09, 2021:

Identified from the Ed Boadway Hinners Opus List.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on April 09, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Online Archive of California, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1930's

Pipework 1: Photograph by David Lines. Taken on 2021-12-01

Unidentified reed: Photograph by David Lines. Taken on 2021-12-01

Vox Humana (presumed): Photograph by David Lines. Taken on 2021-12-01

Pipework 2: Photograph by David Lines. Taken on 2021-12-01

Historic Console Photos located in the church basement : Photograph by David Lines. Taken on 2021-12-01

The original 1929 organ contract: Photograph by David Lines. Taken on 2021-12-01

Church interior. To the left is the pipe chamber grill cloth apparently containing all 10 ranks under expression: Photograph by David Lines. Taken on 2021-12-01

Historic Console Photos located in the church basement: Photograph by David Lines. Taken on 2021-12-01

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