Hinners Organ Co. (1907)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church (now, Westminster Presbyterian)
312 E Center Street
Paxton, IL 60957 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 69108

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is known from a single historic document only; presumed no longer extant, and may never have existed.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on July 04, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider, Information unknown or not applicable
  • 12 ranks. 2 divisions. 2 manuals. 12 stops.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on July 04, 2022.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on July 04, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on July 04, 2022.
Main:
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 12
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • 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.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on July 04, 2022.
Paul R. Marchesano on September 10, 2021:

"The new pipe organ for the Presbyterian church has arrived and is now being plavced in the church by an expert organ builder of the Hinners Organ Company, of Pekin, Ill. The opening concert will be given Thursday evening, April 18th." -- The Paxton Record (Paxton, Illinois) · 11 Apr 1907, Thu · Page 5

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on September 10, 2021.

Paul R. Marchesano on September 10, 2021:

From a church history (150th Anniversary, 2007): ". In 1907 a water powered pipe organ was installed which remained in working order until 1957. The original pipes are still a lovely element of the sanctuary."

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on September 10, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Vintage postcard, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1907

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