Pipe Organ Database

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Richard Schneider / Schneider Pipe Organs, Inc. (Opus 17, 1987)

Originally Hinners Organ Co. (1905)

Location:

First United Methodist
101 S. William Street
Farmer City, IL 61842 US
Organ ID: 8407

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from David Harris on January 21, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 20 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 19 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: 19
  • 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.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 07, 2006:

Updated through on-line information from Richard Schneider.

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

Database Manager on June 14, 2005:

On-line update from Richard Schneider -- The organ recently suffered water damage to the manual slider chests due to an undetected roof leak and is currently undergoing replacement of the Great slider chest (being built by Duys & Nicholson of Minnesota) and extensive repairs to the Swell slider chest by Richard Schneider (the renovator in 1986-7).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Hinners Organ Co. (1905).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1996

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuilt and enlarged by Schneider.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab 7-8-08 From Schneider documents
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Case and facade: Photograph by David Harris. Taken on 2010-11-10

Keyboard installed by Schneider 1987: Photograph by David Harris. Taken on 2010-02-08

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