John Speller's Web Pages 1911 Hinners, Capac, MI

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First United Methodist Church, Capac, Michigan

A surprisingly high percentage of the instruments of the Pekin, Illinois, Hinners Organ Company seem to have survived, a fact which suggests both that they were remarkably well-built instruments and that the sort of church that bought them was the sort of church that values and looks after its organ. The 1911 Hinners at First United Methodist Church, Capac, Michigan is a particularly nice one in several ways. It has a lovely quarter-sawn oak case with excellent carved brackets at the corners. It has a sonorous Open Diapason that gives the organ a surprisingly bright plenum when the octave coupler is used, and it has an interesting, rather keen Salicional on the Swell. The action is also quite light even when both manual couplers are in operation. The stoplist is as follows:

Great: C-c4, 61 notes

8' Open Diapason 61, 1-17 in facade
8' Dulciana 61
8' Melodia 61
Bellows Signal

Swell: C-c4, 61 notes, enclosed

8' Violin Diapason 61
8' Salicional 49, 1-12 grooved to Stopped Diapason
8' Stopped Diapason 61
4' Flute Harmonique 61

Pedal: C-f1, 30 notes

16' Bourdon 30


Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Swell to Great
Great Octave
Swell Tremolo

Balanced Swell Expression Pedal

Two double-acting composition pedals operating on all three divisions

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