ATOS Members (1978)

Originally The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 1429, 1926)

Location:

Tampa Theatre
711 N. Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602 US
Organ ID: 28461

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • The organ is unaltered from its original 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: Wurlitzer
  • 14 ranks. 1,200 pipes. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wurlitzer chests
  • Position: In center 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
  • 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: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 20, 2007:

Identified through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Six-rank organ by Wurlitzer combined with additional ranks and new three manual console by members of the Central Florida Theatre Organ Society. Tampa Theatre was built in 1926 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The original 2/8 Style F Wurlitzer organ (1926, Op. 1429) was sold to Bayshore Baptist Church in Tampa, but the pipes and chests returned to the theatre when the church purchased a new organ. The organ was reinstalled with a new console and additional ranks by members of the Central Florida Theatre Organ Society. Members still maintain it and play regularly as part of events at the theatre.

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

Instrument Images:

Interior view of theatre ,showing the decorative organ chamber grill, ca. 1926.: Vintage postcard, courtesy of William Dunklin.

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