Pipe Organ Database

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Balcom and Vaughan Pipe Organs, Inc. (Opus Opus-2, 1988)

Originally Rudolph Wurlitzer Manufacturing Co. (Opus 240, 1919)

Location:

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center
127 S. Mission St.
Wenatchee, WA 98801 US
Quadrium Performance Center
Organ ID: 24973

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Museums
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Robert J Straub on January 29, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wurlitzer
  • 10 ranks. 754 pipes. 1 divisions. 2 manuals. 10 stops. 64 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wurlitzer chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on December 26, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 10
  • Registers: 64
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys in horseshoe curves.
  • Combination Action: Setterboard (remote or in console).
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on December 26, 2018.
Database Manager on December 26, 2018:

Updated by Robert J Straub, who maintains the organ.

Since installation at the museum, a player piano mechanism has been added and modified for automatic play, controlled from the organ console. Sixty-one of its outputs are wired into the Solo keyboard. At one time, sixty-one notes of a full player piano were also connected to the Accompaniment keyboard, with their own stop. The piano eventually wore out and was removed, but the wiring is still in place.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 27, 2018.

Database Manager on May 06, 2011:

Updated through online information from Jesse Zylstra. -- The organ can be visited during museum hours and demonstrated by a lobby host on request. The organ is also playable by appointment (visit the museum website for contact information). The organ pipes, toys, reservoirs, part of the stack switch and relay can be seen through glass windows. The following ranks are not the from the original installation: Tibia Kinura (replaced due to damage) Tuba (replaced due to damage) Vox (replaced due to damage) and percussion: Harp, cymbals, and piano. The organ still uses the original action.

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

Database Manager on December 28, 2006:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Removal, restoration, and reinstallation of the 1919, Style 185 Wurlitzer from the Liberty Theatre in Wenatchee. Installed with its 1931 additions. The museum was formerly known as the North Central Washington Museum.

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

Instrument Images:

Main Chamber: Photograph by Jesse Zylstra. Taken on 2010-09-15

Solo Chamber: Photograph by Jesse Zylstra. Taken on 2010-09-15

Console: Photograph by Jesse Zylstra. Taken on 2012-07-01

Performance Space: Photograph by Jesse Zylstra. Taken on 2012-07-01

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