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Keith Taylor (2005)

Originally The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 1135, 1925)

Location:

Residence: Keith Taylor
Jefferson, ME 04348 US
Organ ID: 25797

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wurlitzer
  • 9 ranks. 2 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wurlitzer chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 2
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 09, 2012:

Updated through online information from Keith Taylor. -- In 2008 I purchased the major remains of Wurlitzer Opus 261 (1919) and have added that instrument to the project. The resulting instrument will be a re-creation of a Style 210 Wurlitzer.

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

Database Manager on April 25, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from Keith Taylor. -- Formerly installed in the home of Leon Brown of Saugus, Massachsetts. Mr. Brown was an employee of Wm. Patchell and assembled the organ from parts removed from movie theatres by the Patchell firm. I removed the organ from the late Leon BrownÂ’s family home in 2005. I believe the major portion of the instrument is from the Style EX Wurlitzer that was installed in the Hippodrome Theatre of Gloversville, NY. Wurlitzer Opus 1135, installed in Aug. of 1925.
But there are bits and pieces from several organ, as Mr. Brown changed things to suit his installation.
I am doing what I can to return it to a more original state, and put it back to the standard Style EX specifications. Unlike mostÂ…I will be using not only the original Wurlitzer switchstack and relay, but also the original D.C. generator with a flat leather belt to the Spencer blowerÂ’s armature shaft.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stop list as built
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Offset Chest 2, "after": Photograph by Keith Taylor. Taken on 2007-01-25

Offset Chest 1, "before": Photograph by Keith Taylor. Taken on 2007-01-25

Offset Chest 2, "before": Photograph by Keith Taylor. Taken on 2007-01-25

Console in Taylor Shop: Photograph by Keith Taylor. Taken on 2007-01-25

Offset Chest 1, "after": Photograph by Keith Taylor. Taken on 2007-01-25

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