Bedient Pipe Organ Company (1985 )

Originally Hinners Organ Co. (1905)

Location:

Pickens Presbyterian Church
311 West Main Street
Pickens, SC 29671 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 8796

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • 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 10, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider, Information unknown or not applicable
  • 8 ranks. 2 divisions. 1 manuals. 8 stops. 15 registers.
Manual (Expressive):
  • 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 10, 2022.

Pedal:
  • 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 10, 2022.
Main:
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 8
  • Registers: 15
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • 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, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Foot Trundles
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on January 10, 2022.
Jim Stettner on January 10, 2022:

From the 'Music' page of the church website, "The search for an organ to replace the previous Hammond electronic organ of 40 years began in 1983. The Gene Bedient Company, of Lincoln, Nebraska recommended to the search committee the early 1900’s Hinners pipe organ weighing 3,290 lbs with one manual (split) keyboard and 9 ranks of 453 pipes. This organ became available when two Lutheran congregations merged.

It was 20 below zero and being stored in an unheated aircraft hanger at the Lincoln Airport when Organist Donna Nabors and former Music Director, Paula Owens arrived to inspect it. Once purchased, the corner of the sanctuary where it now resides had to be remodeled to accommodate it.

Gene and Gwen Bedient packed and transported the 1000’s of pieces themselves from Nebraska. They assembled and tuned the organ ready for the dedication service on Sunday, March 17th, 1985. The Hinners organ has served the church even since."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on January 10, 2022.

Trey Williams on January 10, 2022:

This congregation is very proud of their organ. The story goes that the organ was erected in an airplane hangar for inspection prior to being purchased by the church, which was then erected with the assistance of church members (this story has been related to me by perhaps a dozen different parishioners). In the organ bench are registration suggestions by Gene Bedient on laminated sheets. The gamba no longer appears to be tuned as a celeste. There are two compositions pedals: the left pedal brings on all stops (does not affect couplers). The right pedal retires all stops except the Pedal Bourdon, and enclosed 8' Lieblich Gedackt and Salicional.

We received the most recent update for this note from Trey Williams on January 10, 2022.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1987.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From Immanuel Lutheran, Staplehurst, NE. Manual stops divided at middle C. All but Open Diapason and Principal are enclosed. Gamba tuned as celeste.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Taken from Console: Open In New Tab Originally published 1/9/2022
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Trey Williams on January 09, 2022.

Taken from another submitted stoplist, but indicating divided stops: Open In New Tab Originally published Januay 10, 2012
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on January 10, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. Spring 2010

Sanctuary interior with organ at front, left.: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2014-11-30

Keydesk and stops: Photograph by Trey Williams. Taken on 2022-01-23

Manual and pedalboard with foot trundles and swell pedal: Photograph by Trey Williams. Taken on 2022-01-23

Left side stops, including 16' stops and couplers: Photograph by Trey Williams. Taken on 2022-01-23

Middle stops: Photograph by Trey Williams. Taken on 2022-01-23

Right side stops, including tremulant and bellows signal (uncertain if the bellows signal currently operates anything): Photograph by Trey Williams. Taken on 2022-01-23

Casework and facade: Photograph by Trey Williams. Taken on 2022-01-23

Windchest diagram located in organ bench: Photograph by Trey Williams. Taken on 2022-01-23

Registration suggestions by Gene Bedient, located on laminated sheets in the organ bench, page 1: Photograph by Trey Williams. Taken on 2022-01-23

Registration suggestions by Gene Bedient, located on laminated sheets in the organ bench, page 2: Photograph by Trey Williams. Taken on 2022-01-23

Registration suggestions by Gene Bedient, located on laminated sheets in the organ bench, page 3: Photograph by Trey Williams. Taken on 2022-01-23

Rear of organ, pedal bourdon: Photograph by Trey Williams. Taken on 2022-01-23

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