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Hinners Organ Co. (Opus 960, 1909)

Location:

First Reformed Church / Salvation Army
4 East 9th Street
Holland, MI 49423 US
Organ ID: 7430

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Reformed Churches (RCA, CRC, URC, PRC)
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 14 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 15 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 15
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • 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.
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 24, 2011:

The building housed First Reformed Church until 1962 when the congregation relocated and bought a new Casavant organ. The Salvation Army used the building until it was torn down in January 1994. The organ was electrified an an unknown time, and some time prior to 1950, the stenciled facade pipes were repainted a solid color. The organ was purchased ca. 1994 by two families from Highland Park Baptist Church in Southfield, Michigan, for $4,000, so it could be installed in a church in Russia. It was restored by Helderup Pipe Organs and installed in Bezchitsa Baptist Church in Bryansk, Russia. Since the Russian church didn't meet electrical codes for the windblower, the organ was converted back to its original mechanical state. Source of information: The Holland Sentinel (November 1, 2004) and the 150th Anniversary Book of First Reformed Church.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Sold to Bryansk, Russia by Richard Helderup, Bloomfield Hills, MI c. 1997.

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

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