The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 780, 1924)

Location:

Tivoli Theatre
709 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402 US
Organ ID: 26060

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 12 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 166 stops. 12 registers.
All:
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 166
  • Registers: 12
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 13, 2015:

The organ was reportedly built in 1921 for a theatre in San Diego, Calif., and was reconditioned by Wurlitzer (as Op. 780) in 1924 for the Tivoli Theatre; its factory date was 2/01/24. The "Style 235 Special" originally had 11 ranks; a Post Horn was added in the late 1980s.

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

Database Manager on May 15, 2007:

Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from Jeff Scofield
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Theatre organ stopkeys: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1999-05-30

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1999-05-30

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