Hinners Organ Co. (Opus 1201, 1911)

Location:

West Side Moravian Church / Voice of Faith
521 Fourth Street
Green Bay, WI 54304 US
Organ ID: 9196

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Nondenominational Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 10 ranks. 579 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 10 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case 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: 10
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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: Concave straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 15, 2012:

Updated through online information from Rodney J. Weed. -- On August 12, 2012 I made another close inspection inside the organ case and was able to find the opus number. It is 1201. I found this number written in pencil by the same hand in four different places on the inside of the organ case. On the inside of the door to the inside of the case at the top I found a name (not readable) and this number. I think as was the custom with the Hinners company the company representative that came to help the church assemble the organ would write their name and the opus number inside the case. I have pictures of all the occurrences of the number 1201. Pictures are not great but good enough to read the 1201.

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

Database Manager on August 07, 2012:

Updated through online information from Rodney J. Weed. -- Based on my visit to the church on August 5, 2012 Everything on this organ is in current working condition. I checked each rank and all pipes sounded. While it was not in perfect tune, it was not horribly out of tune either. When both couplers were used between the Swell and Great there was some noticeable heaviness of action in the lowest two octaves which required a firm playing pressure or the resistance could cause notes not sounding. Considering the organ is rarely used by the church in regular services it is amazing everything works as well as it does, or maybe that is why everything is working.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Building was originally the West Side Moravian Church. Steeple struck by lightning in Sep 2004. Damage to organ unknown.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console July 29, 2012
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
  • Still, Still, Still - Piece by Paul Manz. Performed by John Schwandt. Produced by The Organ Historical Society in 1990 with the title: Historic Organs of Milwaukee: Twenty-five Historic Pipe Organs, Madison to Milwaukee

Instrument Images:

Organ Case and Pipe Façade: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-07-29

Keydesk and Pedalboard: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-07-29

Keydesk and Pedalboard: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-07-29

Left Drawknobs: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-07-29

Right Drawknobs: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-07-29

Coupler Drawknobs: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-07-29

Dedication Plaque: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-07-29

Original Pump Handle Inside Organ Case: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-07-29

Organ Case: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-08-05

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-08-05

Keydesk (cover closed): Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-08-05

Blower: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-08-05

Church Exterior: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-08-05

Church Entrance: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2012-08-05

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